ANM (Azienda Napoletana Mobilità), the company that runs the bus service in Naples also maintains Naples elevators. Each of the three public elevators takes pedestrians between a top level street and a bottom level street. The best thing about them is that the fare is free.
On the southeastern corner of Piazza del Plebiscito, the Acton Elevator takes you down to the port of Molo Beverello. Nearby on the pedestrianised Via Chiaia, find the Ascensore Chiaia – Chiaia Elevator that connects Via Chiaia with the Monte di Dio neighbourhood on Pizzofalcone hill. The elevator is tucked inside the 17th century Ponte di Chiaia, a bridge that spans Via Chiaia and is adorned with a bas-relief of horses. The elevator here is manned by friendly operators; don’t press any of the buttons. A new elevator is under construction in the area around the promontory of Pizzofalcone hill that will connect the promontory of Pizzofalcone to Santa Lucia upon its completion.
Inside of the Ponte della Sanità (or Ponte Maddalena Cerasuolo) bridge that connects the city to Capodimonte is an elevator that connects the bridge to the Sanità district very near to the Church of Santa Maria della Sanità and the Catacombs of San Gaudioso.
But watch out! The elevators also have hours of operation. When the green light is on, the elevator is open. When the red light is lit, the elevator is closed and you’ll have to find another (longer) way to the street either below or above you.
The Elevators are Open
Weekdays 07:00 – 21:30
Sundays and Holidays 08:00 – 14:30