Welcome to a city like no others… Naples
People use to say that Naples is not Italy, and once you are here, it won’t be long until you understand why. Naples legacy has given it a strong identity. It used to be one of the most glorious cities of the country in the past, at the time of the Realm of Naples. The city kept traces of this rich history and you will be able to witness it in many places around.
But Naples is also unique for its very particular location, at the feet of the Vesuvio and on the edge of an immense bay. Despite the terrible erruption of 79 AD, Napolitans are very attached to the Vesuvio and you will often hear refer to it in the supporters chants in their renamed Stadio Diego A. Maradona ( previously San Paolo Stadium).
In the historical context of the partition of Italy between North and South, Naples has built many rivalries with cities that are still emerging when it comes to football nowadays. The venue of Torino, Rome, Milan and many other teams are just as many occasions to fill the Naples stadium and show their attachment to their city for the Napolitans.
And believe me, when it comes to showing their affection to their club and city, Napolitans are possibly one of the very best at doing it. Both curvas are full of hyper dynamic fans. They won’t stop jumping, singing, cheering and supporting their team before the game is over, and even after ! Napolitans are known to be one of the best supporters of the continent, and being the visiting team is never an easy situation at the roaring Stadio Diego A. Maradona. Funny how it sometimes resembles its famous nearby volcano…
Overall, you will experience the best pre-game experience with a local Napolitan supporter. You will witness one of the best fan base in the world cheering for their players and you will be able to enjoy a unique experience like no others.