Mount Vesuvius

Legendary volcano with a hiking trail

Famed volcano known for the destruction of Pompeii in AD 79, with a hiking trail to the top.

Naples National Archaeological Museum

Ancient mosaics, sculpture, coins & art

Converted 17th-century palace & museum, home to prehistoric artifacts, coins & ancient works of art.

Royal Palace of Naples

Restored palace & royal apartments

17th century palace with period furnishings, a home theatre & lavish ballroom restored after war.

Castel Nuovo

Imposing medieval castle & art gallery

Medieval fortress with 5 towers & a Renaissance triumphal arch, plus civic art museum & chapel.

Ovo Castle

Imposing islet fortress with event halls

Imposing fortress & former royal residence, with 2 towers offering views & halls for conferences.

Piazza del Plebiscito

Traffic-free square used for city events

Pedestrianized landmark square with equestrian statues, home to the neoclassical Royal Palace.

Museo Cappella Sansevero

Funerary chapel with renowned sculptures

Chapel remodeled by Prince Raimondo di Sangro of Sansevero to house sculptures of veiled figures.

Naples underground geothermal zone

Ancient tunnels & caverns open to tours

Underground system of ancient catacombs, tunnels, caverns, cisterns & hideouts accessible by tour.

San Carlo Theatre

Ornate 18th-century opera house

Opulent auditorium, opened in 1737, with 1,470 seats, a Piccolini-designed facade & guided tours.

Galleria Umberto I

Elegant, Art Nouveau-style shopping hall

Elegant, glass-and-iron covered gallery built in the late 19th century, housing shops & cafes


Spaccanapoli is the straight and narrow main street that traverses the old, historic center of the city of Naples, Italy. The name is a popular usage and means, literally, "Naples splitter". The name is derived from the fact that it is very long and from above it seems to divide that part of the city.

Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte

Museum of international art & treasures

Works by Caravaggio & Van Dyck, plus Capodimonte ceramics & ornate furniture in palatial art museum.

Port of Naples


The Port of Naples is one of the largest Italian seaports and one of the largest seaports in the Mediterranean Sea basin having an annual traffic capacity of around 25 million tons of cargo and

Castel Sant'Elmo

14th-century fortress & former prison

Star-shaped, 14th-century, hilltop fortress & former prison with panoramic views from its terraces.

Phlegraean Fields

Volcanic area of craters & ancient ruins

Extensive area encompassing active volcanoes, a steaming caldera, vineyards & Roman ruins.

Monastero di Santa Chiara

Group of landmark religious buildings

Religious complex dating from the 1300s with a vast church, majolica-tiled cloisters & a museum.

Naples Cathedral

1200s cathedral with frescoed chapels

Lavish cathedral with neo-Gothic facade & art-filled chapels, plus 4th-century mosaics & relics.

Catacombs of San Gennaro

Ancient underground burial grounds

Guided tours offered in a subterranean Christian cemetery built in the 2nd & 4th centuries.


Dormant volcano with mythical ties

Steaming, dormant volcano, known in ancient times as the home of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire

Vesuvio National Park

National park around famous volcano

Network of trails exploring the scenery, flora & fauna around the slopes of an active volcano.

Gesù Nuovo

Lavish church with striking stone facade

The quirky 1400s stone facade of this church opens to opulent interiors filled with religious art.

Basilica Reale Pontificia San Francesco da Paola

Art-rich circular neo-classical church

Greek-style columns line the facade of this Pantheon-style church filled with sculpture & paintings.

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.

Certosa e Museo di San Martino

17th-century monastery complex

Monastery housing baroque church with ceiling frescoes & a marble altar, plus museum art collection.

Via Toledo


Via Toledo is an ancient street and one of the most important shopping thoroughfare in the city of Naples, Italy. The street is almost 1.2 kilometres long and starts at Piazza Dante and ends in Piazza Trieste e Trento, near Piazza del Plebiscito.

Sito Archeologico di Cuma

site dating to 8th century BC

Archaeological site featuring the acropolis of Cuma, built by Ancient Greeks in the 8th century BC.

Galleria Borbonica

The Bourbon Tunnel, Tunnel Borbonico or Bourbon Gallery is an ancient underground passage, constructed for military purposes to connect the Royal Palace to military barracks in Naples, Italy. The monarchy in the era of King Ferdinand II of Bourbon was fearful of the revolution-prone populace of Naples.

San Gregorio Armeno

Lavishly decorated 8th-century church

700s church opening to an ornate baroque interior, plus elegant cloisters with a marble fountain.

Certosa di San Martino

Monastery and museum

The Certosa di San Martino is a former monastery complex, now a museum, in Naples, southern Italy. Along with Castel Sant'Elmo that stands beside it, this is the most visible landmark of the city, perched atop the Vomero hill that commands the gulf.

Parco Virgiliano

Park with panoramic views & amphitheater

Park with terraces & panoramic views, plus a playground & amphitheater used for summer events.

Pausilypon Archaeological Park

Archaeological site and roman villa

Pio Monte della Misericordia

Chapel with seminal work by Caravaggio

Octagonal chapel with collection by Neapolitan 17th/18th-century masters including Luca Giordano.

San Lorenzo Maggiore

Art-filled 1200s church & Roman remains

Medieval church rich in literary history, plus frescoes, cloisters & the remains of a Roman market.

Gaiola Island

Tiny, landmark isle with a cursed villa

Petite island in a protected marine area, with an abandoned villa believed by locals to be cursed.

San Domenico Maggiore

Opulent church with frescoes & tombs

Ornate basilica from the early 1300s featuring frescos, sacred relics & tombs of a royal family.

Flavian Amphitheater

Large 1st-century AD Roman amphitheater

Roman amphitheater for 40,000 from the 1st century AD, with a well-preserved interior underground.

Piazza San Gaetano

Ancient cave tours under city streets

Tours of underground tunnels used as everything from Roman aqueducts to WWII air-raid shelters.

Marine Protected Area Gaiola Underwater Park

Roman ruins in a protected cove

Protected marine area featuring snorkeling & boat tours of submerged & above-water Roman ruins.

Via dei Tribunali

Caravaggio and history

Via dei Tribunali is a street in the old historic center of Naples, Italy. It was the main decumanus or Decumanus Maggiore — that is, the main east-west street—of the ancient Greek and then Roman city of Neapolis, paralleled to the south by the lower decumanus and to the north by the upper decumanus.

Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina

Contemporary art museum in former palace

19th-century setting for permanent & temporary exhibitions plus site-specific installations.

Lake Avernus

Site for lakefront walks & dining

Volcanic crater lake surrounded by trails for walking & biking, plus waterfront restaurants.

Macellum of Pozzuoli

Archeological ruins of a Roman market

3 marble columns stand amid the well-preserved archeological ruins of a Roman public market.

Villa Floridiana

Museum with decorative arts collection

Former 18th-century country house & park with a private collection of European ceramics & glassware.


Islet with storied past & naval base

Connected by a stone bridge, this islet was once the site of a notorious prison & has a naval base.

Botanical Garden of Naples

Historic garden with rare plants & tours

Founded in 1807, the 12-hectare botanical garden/research facility offers rare flora & guided tours.

Catacombs of San Gaudioso

3rd-century catacombs with early Christian wall paintings & mosaics. Guided tours available.

The Catacombs of Saint Gaudiosus are underground paleo-Christian burial sites, located in the northern area of the city of Naples.

Villa Comunale

The Villa Comunale is the most prominent and visible park in Naples, southern Italy. It was built in the 1780s by King Ferdinand IV on land reclaimed along the coast between the main body of the city and the small port of Mergellina.