Visiting Naples is like a journey within a journey, you go from the sacred to the profane, from top to bottom … And then the smells and flavors and colors are unique in the world. We offer you some of the most iconic and symbolic stages of the city but we are sure that walking your gaze will stop on other details. And the beauty of Naples lies in this continuous discovery.
The evocative name is a whole program: it is a straight road that crosses the entire ancient center of Naples along which you will find hundreds of details where you can stop and be enchanted, among shops, shops, doors, alleys and squares. To admire the perfect straight line of this road, just go up to the Certosa di San Martino and Castello Sant’Elmo, from here you will see exactly how straight and perfect this road is. If you want from the Certosa you can walk down the Pedamentina di San Martino, arrive on Corso Vittorio Emanuele and continue along the monumental staircase of Montesanto which will take you to the Pignasecca market.
The historic center of Naples is vast and full of surprises, our advice is to start from Piazza del Gesù, visit the Church and the Cloister of Santa Chiara, continue along via Benedetto Croce, cross Piazza San Domenico and Piazzetta Nilo and continue on San Biagio dei Librai up to the intersection with San Gregorio Armeno, the street of the crib shops. Then go up via Tribunali and walk back to Piazza Bellini where you can stop for a break in one of the bars overlooking the ancient Greek walls of the city.
The Cloister of Santa Chiara is open from Monday to Saturday from 9.30 to 17.30 and on Sunday from 10. 14.30 the cost of the ticket is 6 euros, reduced by 4.50
Along the way you will find numerous churches, enter each of these especially that of San Domenico, they are all free. Cover your shoulders and legs.
The Veiled Christ is one of the wonders of Naples, a baroque sculpture depicting Christ after the deposition from the cross, so perfect that it seems real. Something unique in the world.
Open every day from 9 to 19 and on Saturdays from 9 to 20.30.
Entrance ticket 8 euros
Leaving the historic center behind and crossing Via Toledo, you will reach Piazza Plebiscito in about half an hour on foot, the famous square half-surrounded by the colonnade of the Church of San Francesco da Paola. In Piazza Plebiscito there is also the Royal Palace of Naples where you can visit the royal apartments, the court theater and the gardens.
Open every day from 8am to 8pm except Wednesdays and December 25th and January 1st. The cost of the ticket is 8 euros, access to the gardens is free.
From Piazza Plebiscito in 10 minutes on foot you can arrive directly on the seafront and walking to the right you will find in 20 minutes on foot Castel dell’Ovo, a fortress directly on the sea, truly fascinating. Around Castel dell’Ovo there is Borgo Marinari, a small fishing village with some of the best fish restaurants in the city.
It is one of the magic of Naples, a path dug into the tuff in the subsoil of Naples rich in myths and legends and used during the Second World War as an air-raid shelter. Guided tours are full of charm and this is one of the most beautiful experiences to do in Naples that we can recommend.
Access is from Piazza San Gaetano (historic center)
Open every day with guided tours that depart every hour.
Ticket cost 10 euros, reduced for children up to 17 years, free for children up to 5
The Capodimonte palace was one of the other residences of the Bourbons Royal fanmily, the largest because it is surrounded by a park and a wood that today represent the green lung of the city. Currently the palace houses a very rich and well-curated museum of different eras and genres. The Bosco di Capodimonte is one of the favorite parks of the Neapolitans, for its extension and for the numerous activities that can be done inside.
The Museum is open every day except Wednesday from 8.30 to 19.30
Admission ticket 14 euros
The forest and park can be visited for free