Sightseeing near the Castel in Naples
Museo Cappella Sansevero - The Sansevero Chapel
Museum is one of the most popular museums in the city
and is only only 15 minutes away by taxi, just behind
the Federico II University. See here the famed
statue of Veiled Christ, see the skeletons in the
cellar, literally, and understand the religious meaning
of the many sculptures and paintings on display.
Open Mondays, and Wednesday through Saturday from 9:30am
until 6:30am, it closes at 2:00pm on Sundays with the
last entry 20 minutes before closing. Closed on
Tuesdays. A ticket is 7 Euros with discounts for
children, schools and those holding the Artecard.
Piazza del Plebiscito - Just 15 minutes walk away
you will find one of the most impressive squares of any
Italian city. With the Basilica Reale San Francesco di
Paola on one side, and the Royal Palace of Naples on the
other it is ringed by important historic buildings.
Days of culture and learning can be experienced in this
The Bourbon Tunnel - These impressive underground
structures, Tunnel Borbonico, were first built
under by the Bourbons in 1859, but it wasn't until World
War II that they saw substantial use, as air raid
shelters. Today they are a fascinating peek into several
periods of the city history, with detritus from all
parts of society ending up here. Take the tour to really
understand the importance of these historic structures.
Just 10 minutes in a taxi or 20 minutes walk along the
seafront, then inland via Via Cesario Console, through
the Piazza del Plebiscito, and through some side
streets. Tours are available on Fridays, Saturdays and
Sundays. Different tours on different days so
check with their websites for detail.
Catacombe di San Gennaro - Located in the northen
part near the magnificent Capodimonte Park this is just
one of a set of Catacombs, but is the most popular to
visit. There are two layers from the second and third
century and contain the Crypt of the Bishops and the
basilica maior which is a true church underground.
Still actively being excavated these thousands of years
old structures really show how the early church had to
hide in the city, yet still flourished. Guided tours are
available on the hour every day from 10:00am in the
morning until the last one at 5:00pm. On Sundays the
last is at 1:00pm. Fees are 8 Euros for a standard
ticket but reduced for children, seniors and students.
SpaccaNapoli - This long straight Roman road
splits the city with a line of historic buildings,
squares and shops. It starts at Piazza
Ges� Nuovo and goes north east through the city for
more than 1km. All great walking and seeing along the
way. It has three names as it moves through the city,
first Via Benedetto Croce, then Via S. Biagio dei Librai
and finally Via Vicaria Vecchia. Also check out
the parallel Via Tribunali. The closest
point is the Gesu Nuovo which is more than half an hours
walk so it is best to take a taxi which will get you
there in just 10 minutes. Unfortunately there is
And of course the Other
Castles of Naples.