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  • 1. Aquarium

    Originally named by the Greeks after the Mermaid Parthenope (who slew herself after being rejected by Odysseus, at least in the poet Virgil’s version), it's...Read More

  • 2. Castel Nuovo

    Toledo

    Known to locals as Maschio Angioino, in reference to its Angevin builders, this imposing castle is now used more for marital than military purposes—a portion...Read More

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  • 3. Certosa e Museo di San Martino

    Vomero

    Atop a rocky promontory with a fabulous view of the entire city and majestic salons that would please any monarch, the Certosa di San Martino...Read More

  • 4. LAPIS Museum

    Centro Storico

    The beautifully restored 17th-century Basilica di Pietrasanta, a Cosimo Fanzago Baroque masterpiece built on the site of the Roman Temple of Diana, hosts regular multimedia...Read More

  • 5. Museo Archeologico Nazionale

    Centro Storico

    Also known as MANN, this legendary museum has experienced something of a rebirth in recent years. Its unrivaled collections include world-renowned archaeological finds that put...Read More

  • 6. Museo Cappella Sansevero

    Centro Storico

    The dazzling funerary chapel of the Sangro di Sansevero princes combines noble swagger, overwhelming color, and a touch of the macabre—which expresses Naples perfectly. The...Read More

  • 7. Museo di Capodimonte

    Capodimonte

    The grandiose, 18th-century, neoclassical, Bourbon royal palace houses fine and decorative art in 124 rooms. The main galleries on the first floor are devoted to...Read More

  • 8. Palazzo Reale

    Toledo

    A leading Naples showpiece created as an expression of Bourbon power and values, the Palazzo Reale dates from 1600. Renovated and redecorated by successive rulers...Read More

  • 9. Pausilypon Archaeological Park

    Posillipo

    Located at the top of Posillipo's hill, this small yet magical complex has a 1st-century villa and two amphitheaters; access is though the Grotta di...Read More

  • 10. Pio Monte della Misericordia

    Centro Storico

    One of the Centro Storico's defining sites, this octagonal church was built around the corner from the Duomo for a charitable institution seven noblemen founded...Read More

  • 11. Reggia di Caserta

    Located 16 miles northeast of the city, the palace known as the Reggia shows how Bourbon royals lived in the mid-18th century. Architect Luigi Vanvitelli...Read More

  • 12. San Lorenzo Maggiore

    Centro Storico

    The church of San Lorenzo features a very unmedieval facade of 18th-century splendor. Due to the effects and threats of earthquakes, the church was reinforced...Read More

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  • 13. Sant'Anna dei Lombardi

    Toledo

    Long favored by the Aragonese kings, this church, simple and rather anonymous from the outside, houses some of the most important ensembles of Renaissance sculpture...Read More

  • 14. Santa Chiara

    Centro Storico

    Offering a stark and telling contrast to the opulence of the nearby Gesù Nuovo, Santa Chiara is the leading Angevin Gothic monument in Naples. The...Read More

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  • 15. Toledo Metro Station

    Toledo

    Designed by Catalan architect Oscar Tusquets Blanca and opened in 2012, this is the most impressive of the numerous Stazioni dell'Arte on the city's Metro...Read More

  • 16. Basilica Santa Maria della Sanità

    Sanità

    Dominican friars commissioned this Baroque, Greek cross–shape basilica, replete with majolica-tiled dome, in the early 17th century. The church acts as a small museum of...Read More

  • 17. Castel dell'Ovo

    Santa Lucia

    The oldest castle in Naples, the 12th-century Castel dell'Ovo dangles over the Porto Santa Lucia on a thin promontory. Built atop the ruins of an...Read More

  • 18. Castel Sant'Elmo

    Vomero

    Perched on the Vomero, this massive castle is almost the size of a small town. Built by the Angevins in the 14th century to dominate...Read More

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  • 19. Catacombe di San Gennaro

    Capodimonte

    These catacombs—designed for Christian burial—date back at least as far as the 2nd century AD. This was where St. Gennaro's body was brought from Pozzuoli...Read More

  • 20. Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco

    Centro Storico

    Once a tavern, this building was rebuilt by the Monte di Pietà charity in 1616 as a church, and its two stories are fascinatingly complementary....Read More

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