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Naples in 24 h by Gazettr

This route allows you to visit the main sights in Naples if you stay in the city one day.

 

Duomo San Gennaro
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Naples' cathedral dates from the fourth century, when the basilica of Santa Restituta was founded. In the late 600s the cathedral of Santa Stefania was constructed perpendicular to the original basilica, and at the end of the 13th century the current Duomo was built over Santa Stefania, incorporating Santa Restituta ...

San Paolo Maggiore
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This lofty, majestic church, dating from the end of the 16th century, stands on the site of a Roman temple to Castor and Pollux. In front of the façade are two tall, white fluted pillars from the temple. The interior is notable for the colossal size of its Latin-cross interior, ...

San Lorenzo Maggiore (church)
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More or less returned to its original 13th-century appearance thanks to post-war restoration work, the vast, stern interior of this much-used church is in stark contrast to the tiny Baroque façade (1742), which was designed by Ferdinando Sanfelice. It was here that the Decameron's Boccaccio fell in love with Fiammetta; ...

Napoli sotterranea
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Napoli sotterranea is a complex of underground tunnels and caves dug into the tuff placed in the underground of Naples. There are many types of environments, especially classical architecture, Greek and Roman.

Cappella Sansevero
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The funerary chapel of the Di Sangro family was built in 1590, but took on its current appearance in 1749-66, thanks to the eccentric prince of Sansevero, Raimondo di Sangro, who hired the leading sculptors of the day to decorate it. The high altar is carved in accordance with the ...

San Domenico Maggiore (square)
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San Domenico Maggiore is one of the most important squares of Naples. The square takes its name from the church, of which you can admire the apse topped by a crenellated cornice, which stands behind the obelisk.

Gesù Nuovo
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This church is among the most extravagant baroque churches in the world! Embellished with diamond-shaped stonework, the façade of this extraordinary church was part of a 15th-century palazzo, before being transformed into a church for the Jesuit order at the end of the 16th century. The stones present strange signs ...

Monastero di Santa Chiara
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Across the street you will find the Santa Chiara monastery. It is worth a visit for its beautiful garden decorated with frescos and coulorful columns.

Castelnuovo (Maschio Angioino)
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Castelnuovo is a huge medieval castle at the shore which houses the main city museum featuring various collections, but most importantly a picture gallery (with focus on 19th Century Italian painting). From the roof, you can get one of the best views of the city.

Galleria Umberto I
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Galleria Umberto I is a shopping arcade built between 1887 and 1890. Since its construction, it became a vital commercial hub of the city, thanks to its location. Because of its proximity to important places of culture and politics, the arcade also became the social centre of the city.

Teatro di San Carlo
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Teatro San Carlo is a symbol of the city. A place of pilgramage for opera devotees, the stately San Carlo remains one of Italy's finest opera houses and the oldest active opera house in Europe. Celebrated composers such as Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini have all served as its director, and ...

Piazza del Plebiscito
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Piazza del Plebiscito is Naples' main square. Surrounding it you will find the Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale - open to tourists). It is a tradition in Piazza del Plebiscito to close your eyes, with your back to the Palazzo Reale, and try to walk between the two bronze horses. It’s ...

Castel dell'Ovo
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It is the oldest castle in Naples and is one of the elements that stand out most in the famous view of the gulf. The name comes from an ancient legend that the Roman poet Virgilio hid in the secret building an egg that kept standing the whole fortress.

Borgo Marinari
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Borgo Marinari is the old fishermen's navy in the area of Santa Lucia. It is a citadel full of bars, restaurants, pizzerias where you can spend some time in peace.

Via Caracciolo
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Via Caracciolo is a long promenade of Naples, which, alongside the Villa Comunale park and the Riviera di Chiaia, forms part of the city's waterfront.

Pizzeria Sorbillo
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Sorbillo is one of the best pizzeria you can find. It is an inexpensive place with huge queues. Don't be deterred: the turnover is often remarkably quick!

http://www.sorbillo.eu/

La Sfogliatella Mary
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At the entrance of the Galleria Umberto I, La Sfogliatella Mary is an idyllic spot, which distributes continuously Neapolitan delicacies. Reference point for babà and sfogliatella.

Caffè Mexico
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Mexico's coffee is for arguably the best espresso in Naples. Neapolitan coffee is short and very, very strong. The edge is taken off its bitter strength with sugar; if you don’t want your coffee to come already sugared, ask for it amaro.

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