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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

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

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

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

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

Orto Botanico

Critics' choice
Attractions

A stroll around the city's botanical gardens makes for a refreshing change of pace. The Orto botanico also hosts an array of performances, especially in the...

Via Foria 223
FreeMajor venue

Osservatorio Astronomico

Attractions

This magnificent neoclassical building dates from 1819, and was commissioned by King Ferdinando I. The first observatory in Italy, it contains a fine...

Salita Moiariello 16
Free

Palazzo Serra di Cassano

Attractions

It's hard to get a proper view of the trim façade of this 18th-century palazzo, hemmed in as it is by other buildings. One of the high points in Ferdinando...

Via Monte di Dio 14
Free

Parco del Poggio di Capodimonte

Attractions

This unusual site opened in 2000, and swiftly became a local favourite. The park clings to an exposed hillside above the city ring road, offering little...

Viale del Poggio 60
Free

Parco Urbano dei Camaldoli

Attractions

This inner-city park was founded in 1995 - in part to halt the uncontrolled expansion of urban development on the upper reaches of the Vomero hill. A number...

Via Sant'Ignazio da Loyola
Free

Parco Vergiliano

Critics' choice
Attractions

To appreciate this splendidly peaceful spot, you'll need to climb a long flight of steps. For your pains, you'll get a view into the Crypta Neapolitana, a...

Salita della Grotta 20
Free

Pinacoteca Girolamini

Art, Attractions

From the entrance, a flight of steps leads up to the right and into a splendid cloister planted with medlar and lemon trees. This small art gallery is one...

Via del Duomo 142
Free
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