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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.