Portici is a town with 55,310 inhabitants (as of 31 December 2012) in the southern Italian Campania, Province of Naples. It is located 12 kilometers from Naples at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, on the Bay.
1738 was the Bourbon King Charles III. a palace ( Palazzo Reale) build. In this, among other various representative archaeological finds from Herculaneum and Pompeii were collected until they were taken to the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples in the following decades. Today, the castle houses the Botanical Institute of the University of Naples. The castle park is a botanical garden ( Orto Botanico della Reggia ).
1839 the first railway was opened in Italy between Naples and Portici.
Portici is a center of the silk industry in Italy.
The name of the city is also known by Daniel -François- Esprit Auber's opera La Muette de Portici ( " The Dumb Girl of Portici ").