Monuments and attractions

Discover the most important monuments, churches, parks and palaces in Naples: what, where, when and how to visit them!

Must-see monuments and tourist attractions

Via San Gregorio Armeno

A picturesque alley in the heart of Naples, Via San Gregorio Armeno is known for its artisan shops selling handcrafted pastori, or nativity figurines.

Castel Nuovo

Originally built between 1279 and 1282, Castel Nuovo is an imposing Medieval Renaissance fortress located next to the port of Naples.

Castel dell'Ovo

An imposing fortress located on the Gulf of Naples, Castel dell'Ovo (Egg Castle in English) has served many purposes throughout its long history.

Spaccanapoli

Straight, narrow and packed with charm, Spaccanapoli is one of Naples' main streets, defying the labyrinthine lanes of the rest of the historic centre.

Cappella Sansevero

One of Naples' most visited chapels, the Capella Sansevero is home to the Veiled Christ, considered to be one of the world's most remarkable sculptures.

Royal Palace

Built when Naples was under Spanish rule, the Palazzo Reale is home to lavishly decorated royal apartments, a lavish theatre and a chapel.

Naples Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, also called the Duomo, is Naples' main church and home to important artistic, cultural and historic heritage.

Galleria Umberto I

A beautiful example of 19th century architecture, the Galleria Umberto I is one of the most popular public shopping arcades in Italy.

Piazza del Plebiscito

An enormous public square in the centre of Naples, the Piazza del Plebiscito is home to many of the city's most emblematic buildings.

Via Toledo

One of Naples' most important tourist destinations, Via Toledo is a historic street dating back to 1536 and home many of the city's most iconic monuments.

Naples Underground

Hidden under the streets of Naples, Napoli Sotterranea holds the key to understanding the city's history. Explore the fascinating tunnel system!

San Francesco di Paola Basilica

Located in the iconic Piazza del Plebiscito, the main square in Naples, San Francesco di Paola Basilica is an imposing Neoclassical-style church.

Real Teatro di San Carlo

Opened in 1737, the Teatro di San Carlo is a beautiful Neoclassical building housing the oldest continuously running public opera venue in the world.

San Lorenzo Maggiore Basilica

San Lorenzo Maggiore Basilica is one of the oldest churches in Naples. Beneath its floors lies an important ancient Greco-Roman archaeological site.

San Domenico Maggiore Church

San Domenico Maggiore Church is one of Naples' most emblematic churches, both for its artistic value and for its great historical importance.

Via dei Tribunali

Via dei Tribunali was the main decumanus, or east-west street, of ancient Greek and Roman Naples, and it remains one of the city's most important avenues.