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Benvenuti a Napoli! Welcome to Naples! You are about to take the first step in enjoying what will surely be an exciting and challenging tour in southern Italy. You may have heard many things about duty in Naples, and we encourage you to search these pages for information that can help you with the vast differences between life here and life in the United States.

Duty in Italy offers opportunities of a lifetime. This goes for travel, recreation, professional development, education and more. The key to enjoying a successful tour lies in remembering that living in Italy is not like living in the United States. The customs, culture and way of life here are significantly different than what you are accustomed to.

Houses and apartments are constructed differently; electric power and utilities are different; shopping, driving and dining are all different. Some people find it hard to adjust, but embracing the food and the warmth of the people you meet will help you make the transition.

The key to a successful tour in Italy lies in your willingness to learn and adapt to the differences you encounter.

The Naples/Gaeta community is host to more than 100 separate organizations. Our civilian and military population has organized social, professional and recreational organizations; so whether you are an active-duty service member, civilian or a family member, this community has something for you.

Any move is filled with stress and distractions, and your move here will be no different. Culture shock, jet lag and many other irritants will likely be a part of your PCS experience. Your command and your sponsor will help you adjust and get settled. Coming prepared will minimize your worries. Follow guidelines in this section, and you can smooth out many of the potential wrinkles in your upcoming move.

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