Napoli Lungomare (Naples Promenade), Naples

Napoli Lungomare (Naples Promenade), Naples (must see)

When it's time to take a break from hectic Naples, consider taking yourself to Lungomare, a pedestrian seafront promenade, hugging the bay from Mergellina to Via Partenope to Via Caracciolo and offering exquisite panorama of the sea, Mt Vesuvius and Naples Villa Comunale Park. This oasis of green, blue and quiet amid a hyperactive metropolis comes complete with boat rentals, a number of free small beaches, and lots of white rocks to sprawl on and soak up the Naples sun. If you have an appetite for more, there're plenty of kiosks serving cold drinks and snacks, as well as restaurants and cafes offering al fresco seafood and traditional Neapolitan Pizza.

Via Caracciolo is a long and wide promenade in Naples, which, flanking the Park of the Villa Comunale and the Riviera di Chiaia , constitutes (with via Nazario Sauro , via Partenope and via Acton) part of the city's waterfront.

Its name recalls Admiral Francesco Caracciolo, hero of the Neapolitan Republic, hanged in 1799 by Nelson from the mast of his ship and thrown into the waters of the Gulf of Naples, whose corpse re-emerged and was collected on the coast of Santa Lucia.

Created on a landfill in 1869 - 1880, the great road is considered one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, and runs up to Mergellina with panoramic views over the city and the hills of Vomero and Posillipo.

The stretch of road that goes from Piazza della Repubblica to the confluence of Viale Dohrn (commonly called "Rotunda Diaz"), has been a pedestrian area since May 2013.

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Sight Name: Napoli Lungomare (Naples Promenade)
Sight Location: Naples, Italy (See walking tours in Naples)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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