Things to do in Naples
Naples, a city in southern Italy, sits on the Bay of Naples. Nearby is Mount Vesuvius, the still-active volcano that destroyed nearby Roman town Pompeii. Dating to the 2nd millennium B.C., Naples has centuries of important art and architecture. The city's cathedral, the Duomo di San Gennaro, is filled with frescoes. Other major landmarks include the lavish Royal Palace and Castel Nuovo, a 13th-century castle.
Castel dell'Ovo is a seaside castle in Naples, located on the former island of Megaride, now a peninsula, on the Gulf of Naples in Italy. The castle's name comes from a legend about the Roman poet Virgil, who had a reputation in the Middle Ages as a great sorcerer and predictor of the future.
Address: Via Eldorado, 3, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy
2-Royal Palace of Naples
The Royal Palace of Naples is a palace, museum, and historical tourist destination located in central Naples, southern Italy.
Address: Piazza del Plebiscito, 1, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy
3-Naples National Archaeological Museum
The National Archaeological Museum of Naples is an important Italian archaeological museum, particularly for ancient Roman remains. Its collection includes works from Greek, Roman and Renaissance times, and especially Roman artifacts from nearby Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum
Address: Piazza Museo, 19, 80135 Napoli NA, Italy
Mount Vesuvius is a somma-stratovolcano located on the Gulf of Naples in Campania, Italy, about 9 km east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. It is one of several volcanoes which form the Campanian volcanic arc.
Address: 80044 Ottaviano, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
Castel Nuovo, often called Maschio Angioino, is a medieval castle located in front of Piazza Municipio and the city hall in central Naples, Campania, Italy. Its scenic location and imposing size makes the castle, first erected in 1279, one of the main architectural landmarks of the city.
Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele III, 80133 Napoli NA, Italy
6-Museo Cappella Sansevero
The Cappella Sansevero is a chapel located on Via Francesco de Sanctis 19, just northwest of the church of San Domenico Maggiore, in the historic center of Naples, Italy. The chapel is more properly named the Chapel of Santa Maria della Pietà.
Address: Via Francesco de Sanctis, 19/21, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy
7-Naples underground geothermal zone
Running beneath the Italian city of Naples and the surrounding area is an underground geothermal zone and several tunnels dug during the ages.
Address: Vico S. Anna di Palazzo, 52, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy
8-Galleria Umberto I
Galleria Umberto I is a public shopping gallery in Naples, southern Italy. It is located directly across from the San Carlo opera house. It was built between 1887–1891, and was the cornerstone in the decades-long rebuilding of Naples — called the risanamento — that lasted until World War I.
Address: Via San Carlo, 15, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy
9-Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte
Museo di Capodimonte is an art museum located in the Palace of Capodimonte, a grand Bourbon palazzo in Naples, Italy. The museum is the prime repository of Neapolitan painting and decorative art, with several important works from other Italian schools of painting, and some important ancient Roman sculptures.
Address: Via Miano, 2, 80131 Napoli NA, Italy
10-Catacombs of San Gennaro
The Catacombs of San Gennaro are underground paleo-Christian burial and worship sites in Naples, Italy, carved out of tuff, a porous stone. They are situated in the northern part of the city, on the slope leading up to Capodimonte, consisting of two levels, San Gennaro Superiore, and San Gennaro Inferiore.
Address: Via Capodimonte, 13, 80100 Napoli NA, Italy
Naples Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral, the main church of Naples, southern Italy, and the seat of the Archbishop of Naples. It is widely known as the Cattedrale di San Gennaro, in honour of Saint Januarius, the city's patron saint.
Address: Via Duomo, 147, 80138 Napoli NA, Italy
Castel Sant'Elmo is a medieval fortress located on a hilltop near the Certosa di San Martino, overlooking Naples, Italy. The name "Sant'Elmo" derives from a former 10th-century church, Sant'Erasmo, shortened to "Ermo" and, finally altered to "Elmo". It presently serves as a museum, exhibition hall, and offices.
Address: Via Tito Angelini, 22, 80129 Napoli NA, Italy
13-Cimitero Delle Fontanelle
The Fontanelle cemetery in Naples is a charnel house, an ossuary, located in a cave in the tuff hillside in the Materdei section of the city. It is associated with a chapter in the folklore of the city.