As an icon of Southern Italy and the home of a famous pizza, Naples has been struggling with a poor economy and high jobless rate. But the city's fortunes seem about to change as it takes its first steps toward becoming a technology hub.
23Naples is a city with a reputation: it has pizza
What has really boosted Naples' tech scene is Apple and Cisco’s recent arrivals in the city. In 2015, Apple opened an academy in Naples, in collaboration with University of Naples Federico II. Then, earlier this year, networking giant Cisco also opened its own networking academy in Naples. These academies have helped provide a steady supply of skilled graduates.