Portici is a town on the slopes of Vesuvius that absolutely deserves being visited. Famous for being the seat of the first Italian Railway: the Naples-Portici. It now hosts the National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa, where about fifty historic locomotives are kept. Portici is a place of historical residences dating back to the eighteenth century and especially the Palace of Portici which was Bourbon's home. In addition to the Botanical Garden hosted in the Royal Palace, now seat of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University Federico II of Naples, Portici offers the natural spectacle of the view of the Gulf and Mount Vesuvius. From the port of Granatello, place of the Portici nightlife with its bars by the sea, you can admire the Vesuvius that stands behind the station and the ruins of Villa d'Elboeuf. From the port located in the center of the Gulf of Naples you can admire Naples with Posillipo, Mergellina and San Martino. The islands of Ischia and Capri are the background to the colorful fishing boats. Looking out at the end of the walk on the pier, looking to the left in the distance, the wonderful Sorrento. Portici is not far from Naples and getting here is simple: the city is well connected via the Circumvesuviana and via line 2, the Pietrarsa stop offers a fantastic view of the Granatello.