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Naples – What to see in the city of Parthenope

Naples, the city of wonders, cradle of history, culture and beauty. Located in the Campania region, this charming city offers a unique mix of ancient traditions and lively contemporary atmospheres. From its artistic and architectural treasures, to the flavors of its cuisine and the warmth of its inhabitants, Naples is an unmissable destination for travelers seeking authenticity and discovery.

The historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most fascinating parts of the city. Lose yourself among the narrow, intricate streets, explore lively squares like Piazza del Plebiscito and Piazza del Gesù, and discover historic churches and buildings.

What to see in Naples?

In Naples there are so many things to see and it would not be possible to mention them all. Below are some of the monuments and places that deserve to be visited but there are many others that you can discover by reading more in the section of our website dedicated to Campania.

The historic center

The narrow streets, crowded squares and fascinating architecture make the heart of Naples a place worth exploring thoroughly. Among the highlights are Spaccanapoli, one of the most famous streets, and the Sansevero Chapel, with the extraordinary sculpture of the “Veiled Christ” by Giuseppe Sanmartino.

The Cathedral of Naples

The Cathedral of Naples, dedicated to San Gennaro, is a majestic cathedral that represents one of the most important places of worship in the city. Its interior is adorned with extraordinary works of art, including frescoes and mosaics. Don’t miss the chance to witness the “liquefaction of the blood of San Gennaro,” a mysterious event that happens twice a year.

The Castel dell’Ovo

Located on the seafront, Castel dell’Ovo is one of the most iconic places in Naples. This fortress overlooks the Gulf of Naples and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The castle offers spectacular panoramic views of the city and the sea.

Castel dell'Ovo

National Archaeological Museum

The National Archaeological Museum of Naples is one of the most important museums in the world regarding Roman art and antiquities. Its collection includes a wide range of finds, including works of art found in Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Pompeii and Herculaneum

Pompeii and Herculaneum, the ancient cities buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, are easily reachable from Naples. Walking among the well-preserved ruins is a unique experience that offers an unforgettable glimpse into life in ancient Rome.

The San Carlo theater

The San Carlo Theater is one of the oldest and most prestigious opera houses in the world. It is a perfect place to attend opera performances, ballets and concerts.

The Museum and Royal Forest of Capodimonte

This museum houses a large collection of works of art, including paintings by Caravaggio, Titian and Raphael. It is also surrounded by a large park where you can walk and enjoy panoramic views of the city.

Palace of Capodimonte

Via Caracciolo and the seafront

A walk along Via Caracciolo and the Lungomare offers spectacular views of the Gulf of Naples. It is an ideal place to relax, walk or enjoy an ice cream.


Neapolitan cuisine is famous throughout the world for its simplicity and intense flavors. The traditional dishes of Naples are a riot of fresh ingredients, culinary passion and a long history that mixes with everyday life.

This city is universally recognized as the home of pizza, and Neapolitan pizza is something special. The traditional Margherita pizza with tomato, mozzarella and basil is a must, but there are many other varieties to try.

Naples is also famous for its frying. From fried pizzas to potato croquettes, these delicacies are available in the streets of the city and represent an authentic taste of Neapolitan street cuisine.

Sfogliatella is a traditional Neapolitan dessert with a unique shell shape. The crispy flaky dough is filled with a creamy mixture of ricotta, sugar and candied fruit. It is a delight for sweets lovers.

Another traditional dessert is Pastiera which stands out especially during the Easter holidays. It is made with ricotta, cooked wheat, orange blossom and flavored with orange peel. Its unique flavor and crunchy crust make it a much appreciated dessert.

Neapolitan gastronomy is a culinary experience that reflects the history, culture and passion of the Neapolitan people. There is nothing like enjoying these traditional dishes in their homeland, among the crowded streets and welcoming squares of Naples.

The Neapolitan atmosphere

Naples is a city that lives to the rhythm of music, with a lively atmosphere that involves its inhabitants and visitors. Walking through the crowded streets of Naples means being surrounded by the passion of the people, the sound of the local markets, the bright colors of the street food stalls and the melody of traditional Neapolitan songs. As you stroll through the narrow streets of the historic center, you will notice that time passes differently. The inhabitants of Naples seem to take the time to fully experience every moment. Enjoy a coffee at a local coffee shop and watch people walking, talking loudly and laughing together.

San Gregorio Armeno road

Football is a religion in Naples, and the passion for the Napoli football team (Napoli) is palpable everywhere. The fans demonstrate their dedication in a passionate way, and attending a match at the legendary San Paolo stadium is an extraordinary experience.

The natural beauty of the Gulf of Naples


The majestic Vesuvius towers over the bay and is one of the best-known volcanoes in the world. You can hike along the trails that lead to the crater to enjoy a panoramic view of the bay and better understand the historical importance of this volcano.

The islands

The Gulf of Naples is surrounded by some enchanting islands, including Capri, Ischia and Procida. These islands offer beaches, crystal clear waters and a vibrant cultural scene. On Capri, you can explore the Blue Grotto and enjoy the gardens of Villa San Michele. Ischia is famous for its spas and natural beauty, while Procida is a hidden jewel with its colorful houses.

The Amalfi Coast

Sorrento is a lovely coastal city located along the Gulf of Naples. It is an ideal starting point for exploring the famous Amalfi Coast. This panoramic road offers breathtaking views and takes you through charming towns such as Positano, Amalfi and Ravello.

Naples is a city that captures the imagination with its beauty, its history and its delicious food. Exploring this city means immersing yourself in a rich culture that embraces art, music, history and gastronomy. It doesn’t matter what you’re interested in