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Catacombe di San Severo

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Built in 1573, the church stands on the site of a monastery complex and much earlier church, founded by Naples' first bishop, Severus. When Severus's...

Piazzetta San Severo a Capodimonte 81
Free

Cimitero delle Fontanelle

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The Cimitero is closed for restoration, although it does open up during the Maggio dei Monumenti (Monuments in May) when Naples' historic gems open their...

Via delle Fontanelle 154
Free

Duomo

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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

Eremo Santissimo

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The chapel built here in 493 by St Gaudosius was replaced in 1585 by the current church and monastery. The monks' cells were little houses, each with its...

Via dell'Eremo 87
Free

Gesù Nuovo

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Embellished with diamond-shaped stonework, the façade of this extraordinary church was part of a 15th-century palazzo, before being transformed into a...

Piazza Gesù Nuovo
FreeMajor venue

San Domenico Maggiore

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This vast, castellated church has an extraordinary rear entrance, with a curved double flight of marble steps leading up from the piazza. However, it is...

Piazza San Domenico Maggiore 8A
FreeMajor venue

San Francesco di Paola

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One of Naples' neoclassical rarities, San Francesco is surprisingly unpopular with the locals. Flanked by curving colonnades reminiscent of Saint Peter's...

Piazza del Plebiscito
Free

San Giorgio Maggiore

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The original fourth-century basilica was built by St Severus (364-410), when this area of Naples was occupied by descendants of families driven out of their...

Via del Duomo 237A
Free

San Giovanni a Carbonara

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This 14th-century church stands at the top of a dramatic flight of steps (added in 1707 by Ferdinando Sanfelice) above the modern church of the same name....

Via Carbonara 5
Free

San Giovanni a Mare

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So-called because the sea (il mare) used to lap against its walls, this 12th-century building is the only surviving Norman church in Naples. The foundations...

Via San Giovanni Maggiore 8
Free

San Gregorio Armeno

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Built on the site of a Roman temple to the fertility goddess Ceres, the 16th-century church of San Gregorio owes its unflagging popularity to the cult of...

Via San Gregorio Armeno 1
Free

San Lorenzo Maggiore (church)

Critics' choice
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More or less returned to its original 13th-century appearance thanks to post-war restoration work, the vast, stern interior of this much-used church is in...

Via dei Tribunali 316
Free

San Paolo Maggiore

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This lofty, majestic church, dating from the end of the 16th century, stands on the site of a Roman temple to Castor and Pollux. In front of the façade are...

Via dei Tribunali
Free

San Pietro a Maiella

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Approached from Via dei Tribunali, San Pietro looks for all the world like an English country church, with its cusp-shaped spire of tufa stone. Dating from...

Piazza Luigi Miraglia 393
Free

San Pietro ad Aram

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In the first century AD, the sea almost reached the current site of the Stazione Centrale, lapping against what would later become the estates of the...

Corso Umberto I 292
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