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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

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

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

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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

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

Gesù Nuovo

Attractions

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

Pio Monte della Misericordia

Critics' choice
Art, Attractions

Pio Monte della Misericordia was established in 1601 by seven Neapolitan nobles, with the purpose of providing interest-free loans to the needy. Borrowers...

Via dei Tribunali 253

San Domenico Maggiore

Attractions

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

Attractions

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

Attractions

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

Attractions

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

Attractions

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
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