Top places to visit in Naples (Napoli)

Aerial View of Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples, Italy
  1. Pompeii Archaeological Site – the ancient Roman city, buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, featuring preserved buildings, streets, and artifacts, and provides a unique insight into ancient Roman life.
    • Pompeii Archaeological Sit Pompeii Pompeii Archaeological Site
  2. National Archaeological Museum of Naples – a museum, featuring an extensive collection of Greek, Roman, and Egyptian artifacts, including mosaics, sculptures, and frescoes.
  3. Castel dell’Ovo – a castle located on a small island in the Bay of Naples, featuring a rich history, including its use as a prison and military fortress, and offering panoramic views of the city and sea.
    • Castel dell'Ovo Ovo Castle
  4. Mount Vesuvius – an active volcano, located on the outskirts of Naples, offering scenic views of the surrounding countryside, as well as the opportunity to hike to the summit and witness its dramatic history.
    • Mount Vesuvius Mount Vesuvius
  5. Royal Palace of Naples – a palace, featuring a rich history, including its use as the residence of the former royal family of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, and offering panoramic views of the city and sea.
    • Royal Palace of Naples
  6. Piazza del Plebiscito – a central square in Naples, featuring the Royal Palace, the church of San Francesco di Paola, and the Teatro San Carlo, as well as outdoor cafes and street performers.
    • Piazza del Plebiscito Piazza del Plebiscito
  7. Catacombs of San Gennaro – a network of underground tombs, featuring the remains of early Christian martyrs, and offering a unique glimpse into the city’s religious and historical heritage.
  8. San Carlo Theatre – a historic opera house, featuring a rich history and cultural heritage, and is considered one of the city’s most beautiful cultural landmarks.
  9. Spaccanapoli – a historic district, featuring narrow, winding streets, brightly-colored buildings, and a rich cultural heritage, including museums, galleries, and street art.
  10. Villa Comunale – a large park, located in the heart of Naples, featuring lush gardens, scenic walkways, and panoramic views of the city and sea, and is considered one of the city’s most beautiful public spaces.
  11. Naples Cathedral – a stunning medieval church that dates back to the 13th century. Visitors can see a range of artworks and religious relics inside the cathedral, including the Blood of San Gennaro, a relic that is said to liquefy three times a year.
  12. The Capodimonte Museum is home to one of the world’s most extensive collections of Neapolitan art. Visitors can see works by famous artists such as Caravaggio, Titian, and Raphael.
  13. Castel Sant’Elmo – a medieval castle that sits atop a hill overlooking Naples. Visitors can enjoy stunning views of the city from the castle’s ramparts and explore its many towers and courtyards.
  14. The Certosa e Museo di San Martino – a stunning monastery and museum located on a hill overlooking Naples. The complex includes a beautiful church, cloisters, and a museum that houses a range of artworks and artifacts.
  15. Villa Pignatelli – a beautiful 19th-century villa that was once home to the Pignatelli family. The villa now houses a museum that displays a range of artworks and furnishings, including Neapolitan paintings, antique furniture, and Chinese vases.