Naples, Florida, yes, you read it right. Florida, you know the one in the United States of America. Not to be confused with Naples in Italy. Naples is a city in the Collier County of Florida with a population of around 20,000 and is one of the wealthiest cities in America. Interestingly, the city got its name from the Naples in Italy when, in the 1870s, the area was described like a beautiful Italian peninsula by realtors. The name ‘Naples’ caught on when it was described as a city that surpassed the beauty of Naples, Italy. A Naples 2.0. Take that, Italy!
With a mild climate, it’s every vacationer’s dream and needless to say, its main industry is tourism. The city is close to the Everglades and boasts of a wide variety of flora and fauna. It also boasts of a wide variety of tourists—from the shoppers, to the wine tasters and the eco-tourists. To this tune, the sightseeing in Naples involves a lot of land reserves such as the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, the Everglades National Park, and the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge among others. If eco-tourism is not your thing, the city also hosts exciting swamp buggy races thrice a year to get your adrenaline pumping. Too much excitement for you? It’s alright because Naples also has pristine beaches where you can relax and unwind.