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San Gregorio Armeno

Attractions

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 (archaeological site)

Critics' choice
Attractions, Museums

At the heart of the most densely populated city in Europe, you can stand in silence and feel as if you've been whisked back to Graeco-Roman Neapolis....

Via dei Tribunali 316

San Lorenzo Maggiore (church)

Critics' choice
Attractions

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

Attractions

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

Attractions

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

Attractions

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
Free

Santa Chiara

Attractions

The church and convent of Santa Chiara was built for Robert of Anjou's wife Sancia in the early 14th century, and has always been a favourite with local...

Via Benedetto Croce
Major venue

Santa Maria del Carmine

Critics' choice
Attractions

Boasting the city's tallest bell tower, at 75m (246ft), the church is part of an ancient complex. It includes a convent, which still provides succour for...

Piazza del Carmine 2
FreeMajor venue

Santa Maria del Purgatorio ad Arco

Attractions

The three bronze skulls on the railings (a fourth was stolen in the 1950s), and its popular name, cap'e morte ('death's head'), are clues to why this...

Via dei Tribunali 39
Free

Santa Maria Donnaregina

Attractions

Step through the 17th-century portal and into a dainty porticoed cloister. On the left is the door to the deconsecrated 14th-century church, which is now...

Vico Donnaregina 26/Via Settembrini 79

Sant'Angelo a Nilo

Critics' choice
Attractions

Also known as the Cappella Brancaccio, on account of its association with the family of that name, this church contains the fine marble tomb of Cardinal...

Piazzetta Nilo
Free

Sant'Anna dei Lombardi

Attractions

Sant'Anna dates from the early 15th century, though it was refurbished in the 17th century and rebuilt after wartime bombing. Inside, its Renaissance...

Piazza Monteoliveto 44
Free

Sant'Eligio Maggiore

Attractions

This extraordinary 13th-century church was badly damaged in 1943; subsequent restoration work uncovered much of the original building. Sant'Eligio was the...

Via Sant'Eligio
Free

Santissima Annunziata

Attractions

The church owes its current appearance to Carlo Vanvitelli's mid 18th-century design. However, the whole Annunziata complex dates from the 14th century. It...

Via dell'Annunziata 34
Free

Santuario di San Gennaro

Attractions

On Via San Gennaro, a few hundred metres south of the Solfatara, the 16th-century Santuario di San Gennaro church marks the spot where Naples' patron saint...

Via San Gennaro Agnano 10
Free