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Acquedotto Carmignano

Attractions

Naples' historic infrastructure extends for miles beneath the city centre, at a depth of 40m (130ft) and more. A maze of water ducts and cisterns dug into...

Via Chiaia 1-2 (Bar Gambrinus)

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 dell'Ovo

Attractions

The castle you see today is the result of 1,000 years of military occupation, beginning in Norman times. The Aragonese gave the fortress its present look in...

Via Partenope
FreeMajor 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

Castel Sant'Elmo

Attractions

Castel Sant'Elmo takes its name from the small church that stood here in the tenth century, St Erasmus - corrupted over the centuries to 'St Elmo'. A castle...

Via Tito Angelini 22

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

Catacombe di San Gennaro

Attractions

From a pleasant garden (its entrance is to the left of the church) overlooking Sanità, steps lead down into the two-level catacombs, with their fascinating...

Via Capodimonte 16

Catacombe di San Severo

Attractions

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

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

Cimitero delle Fontanelle

Attractions

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

Critics' choice
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

Edenlandia

Attractions

Set in the suburb of Fuorigrotta, Edenlandia was the first theme park in Europe. It's a giddy whirl of dodgems, carousels, mini trains and water rides.

Viale Kennedy

Eremo Santissimo

Attractions

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
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