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One of many great things to do in Naples: Discover the green side of the city by Gazettr

If you want to get away from the chaos of the city, retreat to one of the beautiful parks in the area.

 

Orto Botanico
 by Gazettr

A stroll around the city's botanical gardens makes for a refreshing change of pace. The Orto botanico also hosts an array of performances, especially in the summer.

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Parco del Poggio di Capodimonte
 by Gazettr

This unusual site opened in 2000, and swiftly became a local favourite. The park clings to an exposed hillside above the city ring road, offering little protection against sun or heavy rain (a notice at the entrance explains that the park may close during thunderstorms). There's a dramatic view over ...

Villa Comunale
 by Gazettr

Swathes of historic buildings were demolished to make way for this royal park, designed by Luigi Vanvitelli. It was inaugurated in 1781 as the giardini reali (royal gardens) and originally only opened to the public once a year, on the feast of the Virgin Mary's nativity (8 Sept). The massive ...

Villa Pignatelli
 by Gazettr

Built in 1826 for Ferdinand Acton, the son of Naples' prime minister Sir John Acton, this villa is a mishmash of styles. The Rothschild family bought and enlarged the villa in 1841; it passed to the Pignatellis in 1867, and to the Italian state in 1952. Its magnificent ground floor ...

Riserva Naturale Cratere degli Astroni
 by Gazettr

Astroni is one of the wonders of the Campi Flegrei: an entire volcanic crater carpeted with Mediterranean vegetation. Tapped by the Romans for its geothermal waters (the baths have never been discovered) and used by Naples' various dynasties as a hunting area from the 15th to 19th centuries, Astroni is ...

Parco della Floridiana/Museo Nazionale della Ceramica Duca di Martina
 by Gazettr

In 1815, King Ferdinando returned to Naples after ten years of French rule, accompanied by his second wife. Lucia Migliaccio, Duchess of Floridia, was given this splendid villa and garden. In the 1920s, it was purchased by the Italian government; the park was opened to the public, and the villa ...

Parco Dei Campi Flegrei
 by Gazettr

The latest park to be created in Naples is the regional Parco dei Campi Flegrei, which aims to restore some of the area to its pristine state. Cycle paths around the lakes are planned, along with hiking paths running from Lago Averna to Cuma and up to Monte Nuovo.

Parco Archeologico e Monumentale di Baia
 by Gazettr

The Parco Archeologico is arranged in terraces overlooking the bay. At the top, the view from the Villa dell'Ambulatio gives a good idea of the layout. At the end of the ambulatio is the balneum (bathroom), a jewel of stuccoed artistry. The level below contains a nymphaeum (a grotto with ...

Parco Archeologico di Cuma
 by Gazettr

The Parco Archeologico is arranged in terraces overlooking the bay. At the top, the view from the Villa dell'Ambulatio gives a good idea of the layout. At the end of the ambulatio is the balneum (bathroom), a jewel of stuccoed artistry. The level below contains a nymphaeum (a grotto with ...

Parco Virgiliano
 by Gazettr

The park is characterized by a system of terraces overlooking the bay giving visitors the chance to enjoy a panorama.

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