Portici is known as the Italian municipality with the highest population density, with 12,000 inhabitants per square kilometre. This is mainly because much of the municipal area is occupied by the enormous forest of the Bourbon Royal Palace, one of the city's major historical and cultural attractions, whose splendid 18th-century rooms also house the Federico II University of Naples Faculty of Agriculture, one of the oldest in Italy.
Thanks to its very high population density, in just a few square kilometres, the city offers a myriad of commercial, restaurant and craft activities that are some of the top shopping destinations in the entire region of Campania.
But Portici also offers culture and nature. In fact, there are many Vesuvian Villas, scattered throughout the municipal area, while the sea front, between the Bourbon Harbour in Granatello and the pretty Mortelle Beach, offers the opportunity for long walks and opportunities to relax.
Finally, the town in Campania is also remembered for being the arrival point of the first Italian railway, the Naples-Portici inaugurated in 1839.