One of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, Naples has plentiful of attractions and some incredible things to do, which will definitely keep you hooked. Spectacular views, buildings soaked in world charm and some great events are more than enough to turn your trip into an unforgettable venture. Hence, before you start your actual planning for Naples, go through this exhaustive list of things to do in Naples.
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Via Francesco de Sanctis, 19, 80134 Naples, Italy
09:30 am - 06:30 pm
The Sansevero Chapel has been turned into a beautiful Museum. Home to some really amazing objects of art, the chapel itself is quite striking looking. There is a lot to see here so do make sure to plan accordingly. Located on Via Franscesco, it is quite a popular touristic site.
The sculpture of the Veiled Christ is definitely not to be missed. The sculpture is that of Jesus Christ after his Cruxification shrouded in a sheet. It is a heart-wrenching site that people from far and wide come to see. How the architecture has achieved this through a sculpture is a wonder. Besides this, there is a lot more to see as well. Statues, paintings, and the altar of the church itself are quite spectacular.
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Historical Site, Family And Kids, Tunnel
Vico del Grottone, 4, 80132 Napoli, Italy
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
This is probably the city’s most intriguing historical structure. In the 19th century, Ferdinand II of Bourbon, fearing his revolution-prone population, had these tunnels built, linking the the Royal Palace of Naples to the barracks at Via Morelli, and to the sea. The tunnels made used of the already existing 17th-century Carmignano Aqueduct system, which had 16th century cisterns. Which basically means that these tunnels deliver 500 years worth of history in one swoop! After WWII, when it was used as a barracks and military hospital, the tunnel became the dumping grounds for civic odds and ends. You’ll see discarded vehicles, an old fascist monument and so on.
The tunnels can only be explored by guided tours:
Standard: old cisterns of the Bolla and Carmignano aqueducts
Adventure: Bolla and Carmignano aqueducts tunnels, 90s-LTR metro gallery (you can take a raft out into the water), WWII air-raid shelter.
Speleo: a tour to the most beautiful water cistern, shelter of Italian President, Napolitano, and an underground zip-line!
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Waterfront, Walking Area, Leisure, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature
Via Francesco Caracciolo, 80122 Napoli, Italy
When in Naples make sure to visit the Lungo mare. It has been recently turned into a walking area. Extending about 3kms along Via Partenope and Via Francesco Carrociolo, this waterfront area is the pride of Naples. You will be able to see some amazingly beautiful and important places from the skyline of Naples from here.
It's especially romantic at sunset. You will be able to see the Villa communale at one end. Whether it is a leisurely walk in the sunset, a day picnic or hours spent just sitting here looking at the water, the place is perfect for just about any plan of the tourists. Be sure to pay this one a visit.
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Art And Culture, Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Tomb
Via Capodimonte, 13, 80136 Naples, Italy
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Catacombe di San Gennaro is Naples’s most significant catacomb. It is a part of the series of tunnels that run under the city of Naples. It has gained this eminent position of all the catacombs of Southern Italy due to its length, the number of the burial sites and the mosaics used in it. All the mosaics used here were well preserved. This catacomb has tombs of Bishops like Basilica di Sant'Agrippino, the Bishop of Naples of third century. Close to his tomb the tomb of San Gennaro, the great saint of Naples could initially be found.
The remains of this patron saint later were moved to Cubicolo di San Gennaro. Then again his remains were moved back here. The catacomb has two levels and the broad corridors as well as the vestibules convey the mosaic art of fifth century. This burial ground got a pilgrimage importance when the body of holy saint San Gennaro was shifted here. The lovely garden overlooking the Sanita offers a fascinating experience to the travelers. The frescoes and the mosaics used for the decoration of the catacombs have a close connection to the second century. It will take just 40 minutes to complete the tour to this famous catacombe of Naples.
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Via San Gregorio Armeno, 1, 80138 Naples, Italy
Via San Gregorio Armeno is a road in the heart of Naples, known worldwide as the best place of the exhibition of cribs (Nativity scenes which are a specialty of Naples). Most of the exhibitions are conducted during the Christmas Season from November to January 6. A wide range of cribs is displayed during these days. Via San Gregorio Armeno is home to the famous church of the same name.
The street gives an essence of Greek Urban Construction and serves as the connection between two plateiai: the major plateiai and the minor plateia. The two main roads of the old Neapolis are connected perpendicularly. The road is also known as the “plaetia nostriana”. It is said that Saint Nostriano, the fifteenth Bishop of Naples built the baths for the poor.
The Main attraction the street is of course the cribs. Each year the skilled craftsmen come here to sell their fascinating wares. During the Christmas a huge number of tourists come to this street to see the figurines and during this time the street becomes very busy.
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Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, 2, Napoli, Italy
07:30 am - 07:30 pm
There’s a reason this church's ashlar diamond projections facade looks nothing like a church. Built in 1470 for Roberto Sanseverino, the Prince of Salerno, the church used to be a palace until it was sold to the Jesuits in the 1580s. There’s been a lot of conspiracy talk about the meaning of the symbols that decorate the diamonds - these were later found to be archaic Aramaic musical notations. The decoration inside the church is so dense it’s a little over the top - but still beautiful. The frescoes inside are lovely, especially the Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple, which is thought to be a masterpiece. Other highlights include the three bronze bas reliefs near the altar, the busts of eight saints above the altar, and seven ornate chapels of various significance. Napoli Saint Giuseppe Moscati is interred here.
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Via Toledo, Naples, Italy
Via Toledo (street), the shopping paradise of Naples was earlier known as the Via Roma. Known to be the longest shopping streets it is where the travelers can find numerous boutiques, the departmental stores and the stores of the chains. Chic and cutting edge, the fashion here may be expensive but no travel is complete without some window shopping is it?
Located in a pedestrian area the place has gorgeous neoclassical architecture. The charming cafes and the lovely restaurants add to the experience. It is for this experience that most tourists visit the street in huge numbers. The nearby roads also have become shopping hubs now so the whole area is a very lively place especially on weekends.
The longest shopping street in Italy always attracts people with its wide collection. Since its a street market, there are no tickets for Via Toledo. However, you can definitely book your tour with us and have maximum fun with Via Toledo Tickets. As you book Tickets for Via Toledo with us, maximum fun is guaranteed. Ticket prices for Via Toledo may differ from one tour to another depending upon its combination with other attractions of Naples.
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Spaccanapoli, 80132 Napoli, Italy
Walking through Piazza San Domenico Maggiore you will find a road known as the Spaccanapoli. The name “Spaccanapoli” implies a road that divides the old locality of Naples. In the ancient times Neapolis the old Greek City of Naples used to be located here. The same narrow alleys can be found in the street which still carries the history of the ancient times. This street is one of those three Greek east-west streets which are an interesting part of Naples. Not far from this place you will find the Church of Sant'Angelo a Nilo.
This is where you can see the Cardinal Brancacci tomb which was built by Donatello and Michelozzo and the painting was done by Marco Pino. A small square place Piazzetta Del Nilo is located very close to this church. A Roman Statue which was built as the dedication to the Nile River can be seen here. The true taste of Italian food can be enjoyed if you visit the nearby food kiosks. You can try with sfogliatelle, the special pastry made in Naples. You can do some window shopping here and buy trinkets and souvenirs.
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Family And Kids, Archaeological Site
Discesa Coroglio, 36, 80123 Napoli, Italy
09:30 am - 01:00 pm
This ancient Roman archaeological site was founded by Publius Vedius Pollio, a Roman equestrian infamous for self-indulgence and deadly cruelty to his slaves. Here he built a villa, a theatre, a nymph and a spa. Other structures and houses are also scattered around the complex. In its heydey it was known as one of the Roman world’s most luxurious neighborhoods. The highlights are:
Grotta di Seiano: the 2000 year old 770 metre man made tunnel, which also serves as the entrance to the site, is an ethereal walk and connects the Bagnoli fields with the Gaiola valley.
Imperial Villa Pausilypon: this must have been an incredible place to live. The sprawling house has its own theatre and terrific views of the ocean.
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Museum, Family And Kids
Via Duomo, 149, Napoli, Italy
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
When seven centuries worth of royalty and religious leaders, not to mention the nobles and the populace, all contribute to a treasure, it’s bound to be one of the biggest in the world. For sheer monetary value the jewels, the artworks, the decorative pieces, the busts, the sacristies, and the frescoes here are supposed to be more precious than the treasures of the British or Russian royalties. Matteo Treglia's jewel studded mitre is the main attraction of the collection.
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Historical Site, Family And Kids
Basilica Santa Maria della Sanità, Piazza Sanità, 14, 80136 Napoli, Italy
10:00 am - 02:00 pm
Under the heavily populated district of the Stella district are an ancient necropolis. There has been a gravesite here since the 5th century BC, but the current name comes from St. Gaudiosus, who was interred here roughly nine centuries later, in 453 AD. The walls of the catacombs are frescoed with early Christian symbols from this time, the most famous of which are the fresco of Pascentius and the fresco of Madonna della Sanita. Landslides and mudslides in the Late Middle Ages led to the abandonment of the complex, though in the 17th century nobles and clergy were buried here for some time.
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Via Fontanelle, 80, Napoli Naples, Italy
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
This unusual cemetery is a very interesting place to visit in Naples. You cannot really call it a cemetery at all. It is more of a collection of remains from various events in history. It is located inside a cave which makes the whole experience rather eerie but quite fascinating. Although it is a cemetery, it is still a very intriguing place to visit. It is said that the remains you can see here were washed up in a flood and put here later.
Stacks after stacks of skulls can be seen everywhere making it a surreal experience. A lot of the bodies buried here belong to people of Naples. They were moved here after the flood during a period when the graveyards in the cities of Europe could not hold enough dead any more. Nameless victims of the Plague epidemic have been given a final resting place in this spooky place too. One thing is for certain. People will find this place quite remarkable.
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Largo San Martino 5, 80129 Naples, Italy
08:30 am - 07:30 pm
Certosa di San Martino is a Monastery in Naples that looks like a palace. This Carthusian monastery was built in the 14th century and restored in the 17the century. The restoration was done following the style of Neapolitan baroque. The structure is now transformed to a museum. The great cloister and the beautiful garden offer a are simply beautiful. The quiet atmosphere, with the city below makes the place most impressive.
Exhibits here are varied and beautiful and the art depicts Naples very beautifully. The come back scene of the Aragonese fleet after facing the Ischia Battle is also painted here. It was after the restoration, that this great monastery got its real beauty. It is now considered as the masterpiece of that era of Italy. From the baroque decoration to the marble floor everything is worth seeing. The Museum also holds the great art works of the Roman artists like Jusepe de Ribera, Battistello Caracciolo and Giuseppe Sanmartino. There is a ceiling painting “Ascension” done by Lanfranco which is a highlight for sure. The main reasons for visiting this religious place are to experience the eerie atmosphere in it and also to enjoy the splendid view of Naples. The travelers will find amazing treasures in the rustic scene.
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Church, Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Fountain
Via Maria Longo, 50, 80138 Napoli, Italy
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
This incredible and historic medical-monastic complex was founded in 1521 by Maria Lorenza Longo; the great pharmacy was added in the mid-17th century by Antonio Maggiocca. There is only one way to delve into its varied history, and that’s by visiting. In the meanwhile, note the following highlights:
Museo delle Arti Sanitarie: fascinating collection of historical surgical instruments
Orto Medico (Medical Garden): check out the fountain and the centuries old camphor tree.
S. Maria delle Grazie Maggiore a Caponapoli: Freemasons used to meet here secretly. Has an incredible burial monument dedicated to the Giovanniello de Cuntco and his wife, Lucrezia Filangieri di Candida (1517).
Farmacia Storica degli Incurabili: via guided tour, see the frescoed ceiling, the salon, the laboratory and the nearly 400 maiolica vases. It’s one of the world’s oldest pharmacies, and lavishly decorated by some of Naple’s best artists.
Church of Santa Maria del Popolo and Church of Santa Maria dei Bianchi: lovely frescoed walls of churches incorporated into the main building.
Cortile degli Incurabili (Courtyard of the Incurables)
Curiously, the attractions at this complex are open on alternate days. You will almost certainly have to visit twice.
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Religious Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral
Via Duomo, 149, Napoli, Italy
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
Completed in the early 13th century on the foundations of two palaeo-Christian basilicas (the excavations of which revealed Greek and Roman artefacts that you can check out), this cathedral is more than the sum of its parts, which include:
The proud neo-Gothic facade
Royal Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro (Reale cappella del Tesoro di San Gennaro): frescoes, sculptures, busts, porphyry altar, silver front, the vials of the blood of San Gennaro, bust of Saint Gennaro in gold and silver, the 54 other silver reliquary busts - the chapel’s lavish decoration is nearly obscene in its opulence.
Giovanni Lanfranco's fresco in the Cappella di San Gennaro (Chapel of St Janarius).
Chapel of San Giovanni in Fonte: a 5th century baptistery with Byzantine era mosaics
13th-century bas reliefs on the 5th chapel on the left.
Byzantine fresco the Virgin Enthroned by Lello da Roma on the 7th on the left.
The Renaissance Carafa Chapel
Crypt by Tommaso Malvito, with a 15th century portal
The archaeological area underground with Roman and Greek-era remains.
The 4th-century Basilica di Santa Restituta, which adjoins the church