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Naples is a neighborhood of Long Beach, California, United States built on a series of islands located in Alamitos Bay . Naples consists of three separate islands, divided by canals which open into the bay. The streets on the island have Italian names. The center of Naples features a large fountain which serves as a popular meeting spot.



Gondola Tours

Gondola rides in Long Beach through Naples

Long Beach offers gondola trips through the romantic canals of Naples.[1][2] Gondola Getaway has been offering rides through Naples since 1982. Long Beach is only one of eight places in the Western United States where tourists may ride in a gondola.[3]


Christmas Boat Parade

One very popular Christmas-time event in Naples is the "Naples Island Christmas Boat Parade", with groups of decorated boats going through the canals of Naples and around Alamitos Bay past Belmont Shore. The parade has been held since 1946.


Naples residents[4][5] are zoned to Long Beach Unified School District schools:


  1. ^ Roraback, K. (October 18, 1986) Los Angeles Times Gondola Getaway Is Romantic, Authentic--and Freeway Close Section: VW-View-LS-Life & Style; Page 1.
  2. ^ Segura, Joe. (January 28, 2006) Long Beach Press-Telegram Gondolas get away to downtown L.B. Section: Beachweek; Page 5.
  3. ^ Fullwood, Janet. (October 24, 2004) The Sacramento Bee California, too, has places to go gallivanting in a gondola. Section: Travel, Page M6.
  4. ^ "Zone Map." Naples.
  5. ^ "School Finder." Long Beach Unified School District.

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