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Kingdom rankNaples
Primary culture
Neapolitan (Latin)

Capital province
Napoli (121)

Feudal MonarchyGovernment monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Neapolitan ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+10% Trade efficiency
+10% Institution spread

Goods produced modifier.png Consolidate the Royal Domain

+10% Goods produced modifier

Technology cost.png Academia Pontaniana

−5% Technology cost

Development cost.png Encourage City Living

−10% Development cost

Morale of armies.png Crush the Power of the Barons

+10% Morale of armies

Ship costs.png Expand the Arsenale

−10% Ship costs

Prestige.png City of Artists

+1 Yearly prestige

Legitimacy.png The Lazzaroni and the Monarchy

+1 Yearly legitimacy

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+20% National manpower modifier
For the area, see Naples (area).

Naples is the one of the strongest powers in Italy when the game begins. While Naples does begin in a personal union under Flag of Aragon Aragon, the player should be able to declare independence within a decade.

Despite the annoyance of being in a subordinate position with Aragon, plan for independence from the very beginning. Anyone who rivals Aragon will instantly support the player's independence after improving relations with them. The player should be wary of Aragon making an alliance with the Flag of Papal States Papal States or other local powers on the peninsula, as this can complicate the war.


Main article: Neapolitan events


Naples can form the nation of Flag of Italy Italy.

Execute decision.pngForm Italian Nation

As the heart of the Renaissance, our nation is blossoming culturally. We have just entered the beginning of what looks like a prolonged artistic rebellion, especially in the field of architecture and literature. The cultural evolution is not aiding our country in maintaining peace within our borders however. Our country is continuously stricken by foreign states seeking power and territorial gain.
Potential Requirements

Flag of Italy Italy does not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:


The country:


The country:

If the country:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not the emperor or an elector then
    • all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
    • the emperor gets the Msg event.pngevent ‘Italy breaks out of the Empire’.
    • the emperor gets the opinion modifier “Left the Holy Roman Empire” towards Italy, worth Opinion.png−150 with a yearly decay of 1.
  • is a duchy then
    • Italy becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom.
  • does not have custom ideas then


Naples can ask for support for independence of other nations. The best case scenario is when both Flag of Austria Austria and Flag of Castile Castile rival Flag of Aragon Aragon. This will let Naples get a support independence treaty with both of these nations. Before starting off, the player could max out the force limits and ask for support for independence from Austria and Castile. Then they could improve relations with Austria. When the truce is over, the player could declare war. Austria and Castile will be immediately called in. Continuing to improve relations with Austria until Naples can join the HRE is a good idea. At Naples' current size (with the Sicilian cores) they can just barely join the HRE, although this is not a necessity.[1] If possible, ask Aragon for cores back, as well as independence. Sicily is very important in expanding into Africa if one so chooses.

After independence, it's up to the player to choose where to expand. There are many options available due to Naples' size. If Naples joins the HRE, attempting to become Emperor is an option, although this has to be done before the shadow kingdom event to prevent the triggered modifier for staying in the empire. Another option is colonizing the new world. One could easily snap up a ton of North America as Naples but funneling trade to Genoa requires power in the Bordeaux node. A better expansion option may be Africa, trade from West Africa may be pulled across the Sahara to Tunis and on to Genoa. This path of expansion requires Exploration ideas, which can be dropped after bridging the provinces south of Flag of Fezzan Fezzan. Another path could be to expand into Italy and reap the riches of others, in this case claiming across sea zones to attack Flag of Siena Siena, Flag of Genoa Genoa or Flag of Ferrara Ferrara could be a good idea if Flag of The Papal State The Papal State has good allies. A French alliance is quite common with Naples so this could assist in Neapolitan endeavors. Releasing nations to diplomatically vassalize to prevent high aggressive expansion (such as Flag of Modena Modena and Flag of Parma Parma, or even Flag of Avignon Avignon if the player is fast enough) might be a good idea. Naples may consider expanding eastward through Flag of Ragusa Ragusa or Flag of Serbia Serbia into the Balkans and Flag of Hungary Hungary, outside of the HRE and lead the crusade against the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans, it is recommended to only start to do this after forming Flag of Italy Italy, as it will be difficult beforehand. Blocking off the Ottomans from their Balkan territories from the straits is an effective way to siege out quite a bit of their richer provinces, including their capital. Taking lands and releasing Byzantium is quite an effective way of gaining more cores. The Indian path is also easy to achieve provided Naples has swept through North Africa to the Flag of Mamluks Mamluks faster than the Ottomans can get to them or Naples has already taking Suez from the Ottomans.


Not just Pizza icon
Not just Pizza
Become a Great Power as Naples.

Italian Ambition icon
Italian Ambition
Form Italy.

Carthago Delenda Est icon
Carthago Delenda Est
As an Italian culture nation, make sure entire Tunis Area is at 100 devastation.
Country guides

Central African technology group Central African.png Mutapa.png Mutapa
East African technology group East African.png Kilwa.png Kilwa
Muslim technology group Muslim.png The Mamluks.png MamluksTunis.png Tunis
West African technology group West African.png Mali.png Mali Mossi.png Mossi

Eastern technology group Eastern.png Jerusalem.png Jerusalem
Muslim technology group Muslim.png Arabia.png Arabia Hejaz.png Hejaz Khiva.png Khiva Mughals.png Mughals Oman.png Oman Persia.png Persia Shammar.png Shammar
Indian technology group Indian.png Assam.png Assam Bahmanis.png Bahmanis Bengal.png Bengal Ceylon.png Ceylon Gujarat.png Gujarat Jaunpur.png Jaunpur Orissa.png Orissa Vijayanagar.png Vijayanagar
Chinese technology group Chinese.png Bali.png Bali Brunei.png Brunei Dai Viet.png Dai Viet Japan.png Japan Khmer.png Khmer Korea.png Korea Lan Xang.png Lan Xang Majapahit.png Majapahit Malaya.png Malaya Pagarruyung.png Pagarruyung Pasai.png Pasai Qing.png Qing Sulu.png Sulu Sunda.png Sunda
Nomadic technology group Nomadic.png Jianzhou.png Jianzhou Manchu.png Manchu Qara Qoyunlu.png Qara Qoyunlu Timurids.png Timurids Uzbek.png Uzbek

Western technology group Western.png United States.png United States
Mesoamerican technology group Mesoamerican.png Maya.png Maya
North American technology group North American.png Cherokee.png Cherokee Creek.png Creek Huron.png Huron Iroquois.png Iroquois Pueblo.png Pueblo

Andean technology group Andean.png Cusco.png Cusco Muisca.png Muisca
South American technology group South American.png Mapuche.png Mapuche

  1. References to an independent Flag of Urbino Urbino were removed for the current patch. If you are using an earlier patch, than it is a good idea to fabricate on them early, as they usually ally with Aragon.