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Anfiteatro Flavio

Critics' choice
Attractions, Theatre

The 40,000-seater Anfiteatro Flavio was the ancient world's third largest, after the Colosseum in Rome and Capua's amphitheatre. Rising above the congested...

Via Terracciano 75

Cappella Sansevero

Critics' choice
Attractions

The funerary chapel of the Di Sangro family was built in 1590, but took on its current appearance in 1749-66, thanks to the eccentric prince of Sansevero,...

Via Francesco de Sanctis 19
Major venue

Castel Nuovo (Maschio Angioino)

Critics' choice
Attractions

Called nuovo (new) to distinguish it from the older Castel dell'Ovo, this castle is better known locally as the Maschio Angioino (Angevin stronghold). It...

Piazza del Municipio
Major venue

Catacombe di San Gaudioso/Santa Maria della Sanità

Critics' choice
Attractions

Tunnelled out of the Capodimonte hillside in Roman times for use as water cisterns, these labyrinthine catacombs were used as a burial site from the fifth...

Via della Sanità 124

Centro Musei Scienze Naturali

Critics' choice
Attractions, Museums

These four delightful little museums - known collectively as the Centro Musei Scienze Naturali - are all located in and around the enormous Università di...

Via Mezzocannone 8

Certosa-Museo di San Martino

Critics' choice
Art, Attractions

This Carthusian monastery complex was founded in 1325, although its present appearance is the result of much 16th-century reworking. Renowned for its...

Piazzale San Martino 5

Duomo

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Attractions

Naples' cathedral dates from the fourth century, when the basilica of Santa Restituta was founded. In the late 600s the cathedral of Santa Stefania was...

Via del Duomo 147
FreeMajor venue

Museo Archeologico dei Campi Flegrei

Critics' choice
Attractions, Museums

The Museo Archeologico dei Campi Flegrei houses some of the archaeological finds from the area. It's set in the atmospheric Castello di Baia, built late in...

Via Castello 39

Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina Napoli (MADRe)

Critics' choice
Art, Attractions, Museums

For years, Naples lacked a proper contemporary art gallery - but 2005 saw the opening of two large-scale, publicly funded galleries, PAN and MADRe. The...

Via Settembrini 79

Museo di Capodimonte

Critics' choice
Art, Attractions, Museums

When construction began in 1738 on the palace that now houses one of Italy's largest and most artistically rich museums, King Carlo III envisaged no more...

Porta Piccola Via Miano 2
Major venue

Napoli Sotterranea

Critics' choice
Attractions

Set 35m (123ft) below street level, these tunnels, aqueducts and chambers date from the dawn of the Greek city of Neapolis in the fourth century BC....

Piazza San Gaetano 68
Major venue

Orto Botanico

Critics' choice
Attractions

A stroll around the city's botanical gardens makes for a refreshing change of pace. The Orto botanico also hosts an array of performances, especially in the...

Via Foria 223
FreeMajor venue

Palazzo delle Arti Napoli (PAN)

Critics' choice
Art, Attractions, Museums

PAN has no permanent collection, but instead describes itself as a 'centre for arts and documentation'. A fourth-floor archive has catalogues and pictures...

Centro per le Arti Contemporanee, Palazzo Rocella, Via dei Mille 60
Major venue

Palazzo Reale

Critics' choice
Attractions

Work on the Royal Palace started in 1600, under the rule of the Spanish viceroys, by Neapolitan architect Domenico Fontana. The bulk of the palazzo was...

Piazza Trieste e Trento/Piazza del Plebiscito 1
Major venue

Parco Archaeologico di Cuma

Critics' choice
Attractions

The Parco Archeologico is arranged in terraces overlooking the bay. At the top, the view from the Villa dell'Ambulatio gives a good idea of the layout. At...

Via Acropoli 1
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