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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)

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

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

Grotta di Seiano

Attractions

Once the private entrance to the ornate Villa Pausilypon, the tunnel was built by the architect Cocceius in the first century AD; he also designed the...

Discesa Coroglio
Free

La Nunziatella

Attractions

Also known as Santa Maria Annunziata a Pizzofalcone, this pocket-sized Baroque jewel belongs to the adjacent military academy, founded by the Bourbon royal...

Via Generale Parisi 16
Free

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

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

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

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

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