The Vesuvian Villas

The Vesuvian Villas

In a dilapidated area close to the ruins of Herculaneum, the nobility built 122 villas during the 1700’s. They wanted to keep up not with the Jones’, but with the king himself, Ferdinand IV who built one of his palaces here. After the villas cropped up,...
Palazzo Spagnuolo

Palazzo Spagnuolo

Depicted in the Italian films Processo alla Citta by Luigi Zampa and Giudizio Universale by Vittorio de Sica, not to mention as the backdrop for Pietra Montecorvino’s performance of Comme Facette Mammeta – How Your Mama Made You in John Turturro’s...
Stadio San Paolo

Stadio San Paolo

The Stadio San Paolo is home to SSC Napoli (Società Sportiva Calcio), Naples football team. Founded in the early 1900s, SSC Napoli is one of the symbols of the city. The stadium, Stadio San Paolo is the third largest in Italy. Opened in 1959 in Naples Fuorigrotta...
Baia Castle

Baia Castle

Perched on a steep cliff, Baia Castle, as it is known, was thought to be the summer residence of Julius Caesar.

Mostra d’Oltremare

Mostra d’Oltremare

Located in the western most district of the city, Mostra d’Oltremare is Naples convention centre and one of the largest events venues in the region. With the exception of the sports centre, Mostra d’Oltremare was only open to the public during scheduled...
Palazzo Zevallos

Palazzo Zevallos

Built by architect Cosimo Fanzago in the 17th century, the Banca Commerciale Italiana bought Palazzo Zevallos in 1920. Today it is home to the last work ever done by the Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, the Martyrdom of Saint Ursula.
Castel Capuano

Castel Capuano

The second oldest castle in Naples, this 12th century Norman castle, Castel Capuano was named after the nearby Capuana Gate – Porta Capuana.

Castel Nuovo

Castel Nuovo

Completed in 1282 for the first ruler of the Angevin Monarchy, Charles I of Anjou, it was dubbed Castel Nuovo, or the New Castle.

Castel dell’Ovo

Castel dell’Ovo

Built on the site of a Roman Villa, don’t miss Naples Castel dell’Ovo, the Egg Castle, a 12th century castle built by the Normans on the Island of Megaride.

Palazzo Reale

Palazzo Reale

Spanning the entire eastern end of Piazza del Plebiscito, Palazzo Reale in Naples, Italy is home to an impressive 30 room “Royal House Museum” and the largest state library in Southern Italy, the Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III.

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