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Solfatara

Critics' choice
Attractions

The ancient Romans called the Solfatara the Forum Vulcani, and visited it with the same strange fascination as modern-day tourists. From an eerie lunar...

Via Solfatara 161

Stazione Zoologica (Acquario)

Attractions

German naturalist Anton Dohrn founded this aquarium in 1872, making it one of Europe's oldest. The ground floor still contains the original 24 tanks,...

Villa Comunale

Teatro San Carlo

Critics' choice
Attractions, Music, Theatre

The original San Carlo theatre was built in 1737 in just eight months, to a design by Giovanni Medrano; after it burned down in 1816, it was rebuilt in less...

Via San Carlo 98F
Major venue

Villa Comunale

Critics' choice
Attractions

Swathes of historic buildings were demolished to make way for this royal park, designed by Luigi Vanvitelli. It was inaugurated in 1781 as the giardini...

Riviera di Chiaia/Via Caracciolo
Free

Villa Pausilypon

Attractions, Theatre

Set in an area of stunning natural beauty on the Posillipo cliffs, this villa belonged to a Roman senator by the name of Publius Vedius Pollio. Access was,...

Discesa Coroglio 36
Free

Villa Pignatelli

Critics' choice
Attractions

Built in 1826 for Ferdinand Acton, the son of Naples' prime minister Sir John Acton, this villa is a mishmash of styles. The Rothschild family bought and...

Riviera di Chiaia 200