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Agnano
Agnano

Agnano is a volcanic crater in Napoli, Italy, situated northwest of Naples in the Campi Flegrei region. It was popular among both Greeks and Romans, and was famed for its hot springs. Lake Agnano formed in the Middle Ages, and this was drained in 1870 to increase arable land and reduce the habitat of the Anopheles mosquito, which carries the malaria parasite.

Botanical Garden of Naples
Botanical Garden of Naples

Naples Botanical Garden is a nicotine-free environment. Inclement Weather Policy. For the safety of guests, volunteers and staff, the Garden will close if there is lightning in the area. Please note rainchecks are not provided. Accessibility. ADA accessible paths are through all buildings and cultivated gardens, as well as to the Birding Tower.

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Bourbon Tunnel
Bourbon Tunnel

The Bourbon Tunnel, Tunnel Borbonico or Bourbon Gallery is an ancient underground passage, constructed for military purposes to connect the Royal Palace to military barracks in Naples, Italy. History The monarchy in the era of King Ferdinand II of Bourbon was fearful of the revolution-prone populace of Naples.

Capodimonte
Capodimonte

Capodimonte porcelain is porcelain created by the Capodimonte porcelain manufactory, which was established in Naples, Italy, in 1743. Capodimonte porcelain was made in direct emulation of Meissen porcelain. Capodimonte is famous for its moulded figurines and its decorative modelled flowers applied to cups and vases.

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Cappella Sansevero
Cappella Sansevero

The Cappella Sansevero (also known as the Capella Sansevero de' Sangri or Pietatella) is a chapel located on Via Francesco de Sanctis 19, just northwest of the church of San Domenico Maggiore, in the historic center of Naples, Italy.

Castel Dell'Ovo
Castel Dell'Ovo

Welcome to Castel dell'Ovo in Naples. Site of one of the worlds oldest fortifications, an amazing sight with views over the harbour.

Castel Nuovo
Castel Nuovo

Castel Nuovo (Italian: "New Castle"), often called Maschio Angioino (Italian: "Angevin Keep"), is a medieval castle located in front of Piazza Municipio and the city hall (Palazzo San Giacomo) in central Naples, Italy.

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Castel Sant'Elmo
Castel Sant'Elmo

Castel Sant'Elmo is a medieval fortress located on a hilltop near the Certosa di San Martino, overlooking Naples, Italy. The name "Sant'Elmo" derives from a former 10th-century church, Sant'Erasmo, shortened to "Ermo" and, finally altered to "Elmo". It presently serves as a museum, exhibition hall, and offices.

Catacombs of San Gennaro
Catacombs of San Gennaro

The Catacombs of San Gennaro are arrange on two levels that are not superimposed, both characterised by much larger spaces than the more famous Roman catacombs. This is due to the workability and strength of the tuff.

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Chiaia
Chiaia

Chiaia (Italian pronunciation: ) is a neighbourhood on the seafront in Naples, bounded by Piazza Vittoria on the east and Mergellina on the west. The most prominent landmark in the area is the large public park known as the Villa Comunale.

Cumae
Cumae

In 1207, forces from Naples, acting for the boy-King of Sicily, destroyed the city and its walls, as the stronghold of a nest of bandits. The seaward side of the large rise on which Cumae was built was used as a bunker and gun emplacement by the Germans during World War II.

Flavian Amphitheater
Flavian Amphitheater

The Flavian Amphitheater is the second of two Roman amphitheaters built in Pozzuoli. The smaller and older amphitheater (Anfiteatro minore) has been almost totally destroyed by the construction of the Rome to Naples railway line.

Gaiola Island
Gaiola Island

Gaiola Island is one of the minor islands of Naples, off the city's Posillipo residential quarter, in the Metropolitan City of Naples and Campania region, southwestern Italy.

Galleria Umberto I
Galleria Umberto I

Galleria Umberto I is a public shopping gallery in Naples, southern Italy. It is located directly across from the San Carlo opera house. It was built between 1887–1891, and was the cornerstone in the decades-long rebuilding of Naples — called the risanamento (lit. "making healthy again") — that lasted until World War I.

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Gesù Nuovo
Gesù Nuovo

Gesù Nuovo (Italian New Jesus) is the name of a church and a square in Naples, Italy. They are located just outside the western boundary of the historic center of the city. To the southeast of the spire [clarification needed], one can see a block away the Fountain of Monteoliveto and the piazza of the church of Sant'Anna dei Lombardi.

Lake Avernus
Lake Avernus

Lake Avernus (Italian: Lago d'Averno) is a volcanic crater lake located in the Avernus crater in the Campania region of southern Italy, around 4 km (2.5 mi) west of Pozzuoli. It is near the volcanic field known as the Phlegraean Fields (Campi Flegrei) and comprises part of the wider Campanian volcanic arc.

Macellum of Pozzuoli
Macellum of Pozzuoli

The Macellum of Pozzuoli (Italian: Macellum di Pozzuoli) was the macellum or market building of the Roman colony of Puteoli, now the city of Pozzuoli in southern Italy.

Marine Protected Area Gaiola Underwater Park
Marine Protected Area Gaiola Underwater Park

The Gaiola Underwater Park, a stone’s throw from downtown Naples, is a protected marine area in the city’s gulf, right in front of the Posillipo quarter. The coast there is “the most evocative landscape in the area.

Mergellina
Mergellina

Mergellina is a coastal section of the city of Naples, Italy. It is located in the quartiere of Chiaia. It stands at the foot of the Posillipo Hill and faces the Castel dell'Ovo.

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Mount Vesuvius
Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius as seen from the ruins of Pompeii, which was destroyed in the eruption of AD 79. ... City of Naples with Mount Vesuvius at sunset. Origin of the name.

Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina
Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina

The Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, often known as Museo MADRE, is a museum of contemporary art in Naples, in Campania in southern Italy. It is housed in the Palazzo Donnaregina, which was adapted for it by the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira.: 44 The museum opened in 2005.

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Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte
Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte

Museo di Capodimonte is an art museum located in the Palace of Capodimonte, a grand Bourbon palazzo in Naples, Italy. The museum is the prime repository of Neapolitan painting and decorative art, with several important works from other Italian schools of painting, and some important ancient Roman sculptures.

Museo Nazionale di San Martino
Museo Nazionale di San Martino

The Quarto del Priore in the southern wing houses the bulk of the monks' historic picture collection, as well as one of the museum’s most famous sculptures, the tender Madonna col Bambino e San Giovannino (Madonna and Child with the Infant John the Baptist).

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Naples Cathedral
Naples Cathedral

Naples Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Napoli, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta or Cattedrale di San Gennaro; Neapolitan: Viscuvato 'e Napule) is a Roman Catholic cathedral, the main church of Naples, southern Italy, and the seat of the Archbishop of Naples.

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Naples Underground Geothermal Zone
Naples Underground Geothermal Zone

Naples underground geothermal zone. Running beneath the Italian city of Naples and the surrounding area is an underground geothermal zone and several tunnels dug during the ages.

National Archaeological Museum, Naples
National Archaeological Museum, Naples

The National Archaeological Museum of Naples (Italian: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, sometimes abbreviated to MANN) is an important Italian archaeological museum, particularly for ancient Roman remains.

Nisida
Nisida

Nisida is a volcanic islet of the Flegrean Islands archipelago, in southern Italy. It lies at a very short distance from Cape Posillipo, just north of Naples; it is now connected to the mainland by a stone bridge.

Parco Virgiliano
Parco Virgiliano

The phrase said by the German poet J. W. Goethe "see Napoli and then die" could not be more appropriate to the panoramic views provided by the Virgiliano park. It is a quite and well respected place ...

Pausilypon Archaeological Park
Pausilypon Archaeological Park

Pausilypon Archaeological Site and the Seiano Grotto by Bonnie Alberts | Oct 2, 2011 | Archeology & Ancient Ruins, Naples Underground, Parks & Nature, Posillipo & Mergellina, Tours Worth Taking | Set on the promontory of Posillipo hill is the one time villa of Publius Vedius Pollio (died 15 BC), friend of Emperor Augustus and a vicious and cruel (according to Pliny the Elder) eel breeding mogul.

Phlegraean Fields
Phlegraean Fields

The Phlegraean Fields (Italian: Campi Flegrei [ˈkampi fleˈɡrɛi]; Neapolitan: Campe Flegree, from Greek φλέγω phlego, "to burn") [citation needed] are a large volcanic area situated to the west of Naples, Italy.

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Piazza del Gesù Nuovo,
Piazza del Gesù Nuovo,

Piazza del Gesù Nuovo Coming from Via Toledo, your introduction to this world is the cramped, disorderly Piazza del Gesù Nuovo. It's decorated by the gaudiest and most random of Naples' monuments, the Guglia della immacolata.

Piazza del Plebiscito
Piazza del Plebiscito

Piazza del Plebiscito. This noble semicircular piazza (19th Century) is enclosed on one side by the royal palace, on the other by the neoclassical façade of the church of San Francesco di Paola, built on the model of the Pantheon in Rome and prolonged by a curving colonnade.

Piazza San Gaetano
Piazza San Gaetano

Piazza San Gaetano by Bonnie Alberts | Feb 12, 2014 | Centro Storico, Piazzas & Promenades | The bustling intersection of Via dei Tribunali (the ancient Decumano Maggiore) and Via San Gregorio Armeno is Piazza San Gaetano, the epicentre of Naples past and present.

Pio Monte Della Misericordia
Pio Monte Della Misericordia

The Pio Monte della Misericordia is a church in the historic center of Naples, southern Italy. It is famous for its art works, including Caravaggio's The Seven Works of Mercy.

Quartieri Spagnoli
Quartieri Spagnoli

Quartieri Spagnoli (Spanish Quarters) is a part of the city of Naples in Italy. The Neapolitan language is stronger here than anywhere else. It is a poor area, suffering from high unemployment and strong influence of Camorra.

Rione Sanità
Rione Sanità

Rione Sanità (literally "Health Alley" in Italian) is a neighbourhood in Naples, part of the Stella quarter. It is located north of Naples' historical centre, adjacent to the Capodimonte hill.

Rione Terra
Rione Terra

Special tip. Don’t miss the cathedral – it was only recently reopened to the public. Pozzuoli is located a bit outside of Naples, so plan your transport well!

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Royal Palace of Naples
Royal Palace of Naples

The Royal Palace of Naples (Italian: Palazzo Reale di Napoli, Neapolitan: Palazzo Riale ‘e Napule) is a palace, museum, and historical tourist destination located in central Naples, southern Italy.

San Domenico Maggiore
San Domenico Maggiore

The Church of San Domenico Maggiore incorporates a smaller, original church built on this site in the 10th century, San Michele Arcangelo a Morfisa. Charles II of Naples began the rebuilding that produced the new Church of San Domenico Maggiore.

San Francesco di Paola, Naples
San Francesco di Paola, Naples

San Francesco di Paola is a church in Naples. It is located at the west side of Piazza del Plebiscito, the city's main square. In the early 19th century, King Joachim Murat of Naples (Napoleon's brother-in-law) planned the entire square and the large building with the colonnades as a tribute to the emperor.

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San Gregorio Armeno
San Gregorio Armeno

San Gregorio Armeno ("St. Gregory of Armenia") is a church and a monastery in Naples, Italy.It is one of the most important Baroque complexes in Naples. The church is located on a street of the same name just south of Via dei Tribunali and a few blocks south of the church of San Paolo Maggiore, Naples

San Lorenzo Maggiore, Naples
San Lorenzo Maggiore, Naples

San Lorenzo Maggiore is a church in Naples, Italy. It is located at the precise geographic center of the historic center of the ancient Greek-Roman city, at the intersection of via San Gregorio Armeno and via dei Tribunali.

Santa Chiara, Naples
Santa Chiara, Naples

Santa Chiara is a religious complex in Naples, Italy, that includes the Church of Santa Chiara, a monastery, tombs and an archeological museum. The Basilica church of Santa Chiara faces Via Benedetto Croce, which is the easternmost leg of Via Spaccanapoli.

Solfatara
Solfatara

Solfatara (Italian: Solfatara di Pozzuoli) is a shallow volcanic crater at Pozzuoli, near Naples, part of the Phlegraean Fields (Italian: Campi Flegrei) volcanic area. It is a dormant volcano, which still emits jets of steam with sulfurous fumes.

Spaccanapoli
Spaccanapoli

Spaccanapoli is the straight and narrow main street that traverses the old, historic center of the city of Naples, Italy. The name is a popular usage and means, literally, "Naples splitter". The name is derived from the fact that it is very long and from above it seems to divide that part of the city.

Teatro di San Carlo, Naples
Teatro di San Carlo, Naples

The Real Teatro di San Carlo (Royal Theatre of Saint Charles), its original name under the Bourbon monarchy but known today as simply the Teatro di San Carlo, is an opera house in Naples, Italy. It is located adjacent to the central Piazza del Plebiscito, and connected to the Royal Palace.

Vesuvius National Park
Vesuvius National Park

Mount Vesuvius, destroyer of Pompeii, is still active today and the Vesuvius National Park was created in part to safeguard this famous volcano. The park is also committed to promote scientific research and environmental education in this area, which is so rich in historical and geological interest.

Villa Comunale
Villa Comunale

The Villa Comunale is the most prominent and visible park in Naples, southern Italy. It was built in the 1780s by King Ferdinand IV (later known as Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies) on land reclaimed along the coast between the main body of the city and the small port of Mergellina.

Villa Floridiana
Villa Floridiana

The Villa Floridiana is a large park in the Vomero quarter in Naples, southern Italy. It overlooks the western Neapolitan suburbs of Chiaia and Mergellina. The villa dates from 1816 when Ferdinand I of the House of Bourbon, King of the Two Sicilies, acquired the property.

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Villa of the Papyri
Villa of the Papyri

Coordinates The Villa of the Papyri (Italian: Villa dei Papiri, also known as Villa dei Pisoni) is named after its unique library of papyri (or scrolls), but is also one of the most luxurious houses in all of Herculaneum and in the Roman world.

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