Naples sights. What to visit in the largest city in southern Italy?
If you haven't arrived in Naples yet, you can take advantage of the Animawings offers to buy plane tickets at the best prices. Naples is a beautiful city, with a rich history behind it and many tourist attractions to visit.
There is evidence that this metropolis has been inhabited since the time of Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, being the site of many important battles in history. Naples is a fascinating city that will conquer you on the spot and that you will gladly tell your grandchildren about!
1. Castel dell'Ovo (Castelul Oului)
Castello dell’Ovo is the oldest fortification in Naples and should be included in the list of tourist attractions in Naples. The name of this castle comes from a legend about the Roman poet Virgil, who, in the medieval era, had a reputation as a great wizard and fortune teller. According to legend, Virgil laid a magic egg in the foundations of this imposing castle to support the fortifications. If this egg had been broken, the castle would have collapsed and a series of disastrous events would have followed for Naples.
2. National Museum of Archeology
The National Museum of Archeology was initially a riding school, and then the location of the University. This museum was inaugurated in 1816 and is currently one of the most important museums in the world, due to the quality and quantity of works on display. Here you can admire a diverse collection of works obtained from important archaeological sites nearby.
3. Square of the plebiscite
While discovering the sights of Naples, pay a visit to the largest market in this city - Piazza del Plebiscito. It is located between the Royal Palace and the Royal Church, opening to many buildings of major importance in this city. Piazza del Plebiscito is the place where people walk, celebrate New Year's Eve or enjoy concerts by world-famous singers.
4. The Royal Palace
The Royal Palace is, without a doubt, a building that transmits power. Its construction began in the 1600s, but many of the 30 rooms exposed to visitors were completed in the 18th century, when Charles III of Bourbon established his residence here.
To admire the courtyard theater, the throne room, the royal bedrooms and other spectacular rooms, you will have to climb a sumptuous marble staircase. All these rooms are decorated with tapestries, frescoes, porcelain and portraits painted by famous painters.
5. Naples Cathedral
Naples Cathedral was dedicated to the city's main patron saint, San Gennaro. In this cathedral, a special ceremony takes place 3 times a year, and the faithful come to see if the blood of Saint Gennaro will liquefy, this being the sign that everything will be fine in the city.
Built in the 11th and 12th centuries, the cathedral was later renovated using over 100 columns saved from ancient Greek temples. It combines many architectural styles (Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance) and is part of the sights of Naples that you should not miss.
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