Via Miano, 2, Naples
Capodimonte's main draw may be Caravaggio's Flagellation of Christ or Andy Warhol's Vesuvius, but its extraordinary collection of works spanning the 13th to 20th century, is one of the best in Italy. From the great masters to the most important artists of our time, a grand tour of art awaits visitors to this 18th century palace, one of four built by the Bourbons, atop Capodimonte Hill.
Via Tito Angelini, 22, Naples
The baby of Naples four castles, this star-shaped military fortress perched atop Vomero Hill dominates the Naples skyline. The yin to Vesuvius' yang, Castel Sant'Elmo looms over the San Martino Chartherouse just below. The two, creating an unrivaled vista that has greeted travelers arriving from the sea for centuries.
Via Caracciolo, Naples
If Naples has been described as an amphitheater wrapping around the bay, then Lungomare would be its front row seats. The city's 3km long Seafront Promenade, Lungomare wraps around the bay from Mergellina on the west to the end of Via Partenope on the east. With the sea on one side and Naples Villa Comunale Park on the other, Lungomare is a green and blue oasis in the center of the city with some of the most panoramic views in the world.
Via Duomo, 147, Naples
The 19th century neo-Gothic exterior of Naples Cathedral is an understated beginning to a stroll through Naples 2500 years of history. Set along the aptly named Via Duomo at the eastern end of Naples Historic District, Centro Storico, don't be surprised if you walk by it the first time without even noticing it. But step inside this 14th century French Gothic Cathedral built by the Angevins (AD 1266 - 1435) and her treasures will be revealed.
Piazza Museo, 19, Naples
A world class museum located in the heart of the city, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples houses one of the most important collections of classical archaeology in the world. Set in the massive 16th century palace Palazzo degli Studi, the museum was founded by Ferdinand IV in 1777. Formed from the discoveries from the Vesuvian excavations which were at the time exhibited in Museo Herculanese in the Royal Palace at Portici and his family’s extensive collection of art and Roman antiquities, the Farnese collection, today the museum holds over three million objects of archaeological and historic importance.