Landmarks of Naples Walking Tour, Naples

Naples is one of the most significant and most beautiful cities in Italy. It is known for its old and majestic architecture, monuments, fountains. Some of its landmarks are a thousand years old and are still preserved in their original condition. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most spectacular places of Naples:
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Landmarks of Naples Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Landmarks of Naples Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Naples (See other walking tours in Naples)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 km
Author: vickyc
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Castel dell'Ovo

1) Castel dell'Ovo (must see)

The Castel dell’Ovo or Egg Castle is a distinctive structure on the bay of Naples. It is located on the former Island of Megaride and is connected to the mainland by a 100 meter causeway.

The Greeks from Cumae were the first inhabitants of the island and it was from the location of the fortress that they founded what later became the city of Naples. It gets its name from the legend that the poet Virgil, author of the ‘Aenid’, placed a magical egg in the foundations to protect it from...   view more
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Fountain of Giant

2) Fountain of Giant (must see)

Fountain of Giant also known as Fontana dell'Immacolatella is one of the most beautiful fountains in Naples. It was created by Pietro Bernini and Michelangelo Naccherino in 1601. It stood in different places, in the Largo of the Palace, in the Villa of the Popolo. Now it stands on the Bench of Saint Lucia not far from Castel dell'Ovo. The fountain is made from marble. It is made out of three round arches, the one in the middle being the tallest. Different statues and sculptures of...   view more
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Palazzo Serra di Cassano

3) Palazzo Serra di Cassano

The Palazzo Serra di Cassano is a large mansion in Naples that belonged to the aristocratic Serra family. It houses the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies, today.

The Palazzo Serra di Cassano was designed by architect, Ferdinando Sanfelice in the first half of the 18th century for the Duke of Cassano. The Dukes of Cassano were from the Serra family, one of the 54 aristocratic families of Genoa. Their wealth came from banking, insurance and law. Initially, the palace had two...   view more
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Piazza dei Martiri

4) Piazza dei Martiri

The Piazza dei Martiri or Martyr’s Square in Naples gets its name from the monument placed at the center. The monument was created to commemorate those who laid down their lives in three different uprisings in the city. It is located at the end of the Via Chiaia, a popular pedestrian street.

The Piazza dei Martiri occupies a site that was once part of the extensive gardens and orchards of the 11th century Abbey of Santa Maria a Cappella. Later, in the first half of the 17th century, the...   view more
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Piazza Plebiscito

5) Piazza Plebiscito (must see)

The Piazza Plebiscito is a square named after the plebiscite that resulted in the 1860 unification of Italy. It is the largest square in Naples.

The Piazza Plebiscito was laid under the orders of Joachim Murat the brother in law of Napoleon who was installed as the King of Naples after the defeat of the bourbon rulers. He ordered the demolition of an ancient abbey and a church to make way for the square. When the Bourbons returned to power after the defeat of Napoleon, Ferdinand I, the...   view more
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Santa Chiara Church

6) Santa Chiara Church (must see)

The Santa Chiara Church is part of a complex that includes a monastery, tombs and an archeological museum. It was severely damaged by the World War II allied bombings and restored in 1953.

The Santa Chiara Church was commissioned by Robert the Wise, King of Naples and his second wife, Queen Sancha of Majorca in 1310. It was built between 1313 and 1340. The church and the convent had an austere Gothic style. The interiors were redesigned in Baroque style between 1742 and 1757. The original...   view more
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San Domenico Maggiore Square

7) San Domenico Maggiore Square

The San Domenico Maggiore Square lies in front of a church of the same name. It is in the historic center of Naples and Spaccanapoli" Street on which it is located was one of the three roads laid by the early Greeks when the city was called Neapolis.

The San Domenico Maggiore Square was laid between the 15th and 19th centuries during the reign of the Aragonese rulers. They made it one of the most important centers of the city. The square is surrounded by many important medieval and...   view more
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Dante Square

8) Dante Square

The Piazza Dante or Dante Square in Naples is dominated by the statue of the renaissance poet, Dante Alighieri. It is a centrally located square in the city.

The Piazza Dante was once the site of a large marketplace. At the time, it was called the Largo del Mercatello or Market Square. The square was redesigned and renovated by the architect, Luigi Vanvitelli in 1765. After the modifications, it was called the Foro Carolina after Maria Carolina of Austria, the consort of the then reigning...   view more
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Castel Sant'Elmo

9) Castel Sant'Elmo (must see)

The Castel Sant’Elmo is a unique star shaped structure that was built to protect Naples from attacks from the sea. It has served many purposes through history and is one of the important landmarks of the city.

The first historical record of a fort on the site of Castel Sant’Elmo is that of a small structure built by the Normans in 1170. Later, relatives of Charles of Anjou built a large residence called Belforte on the site of the old fort in 1275. The Aragonese viceroy, Don Pedro de...   view more

Walking Tours in Naples, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Naples

Create Your Own Walk in Naples

Creating your own self-guided walk in Naples is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Naples: Chiaia District Walking Tour

Naples: Chiaia District Walking Tour

Chiaia is deservedly considered to be the most exquisite part of Naples. Refined and exclusive, it hosts world-known brand name stores and is the place where one can always meet a famous personality. Home to once-in-a-lifetime pizzas and amazing seafood restaurants, it also offers gorgeous views of the Bay of Naples and its marina. The famous volcano Vesuvius can be seen from Chiaia too. Villa Pignatelli and Castello Aselmeyer are arguably the neighbourhood’s main attractions, however as you wander its streets you’ll see that there is much more to it. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most popular places in Chiaia.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Art Galleries and Art Museums Walking Tour in Naples

Art Galleries and Art Museums Walking Tour in Naples

Italy is well known in the whole world for its outstanding artists. Naples has an especially rich culture and history that you can admire by visiting its museums and galleries. These contain priceless paintings and works of art that are both old and contemporary. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most prominent art exhibitions in Naples:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Naples: Capodimonte Hill Walking Tour

Naples: Capodimonte Hill Walking Tour

Capodimonte Hill is very rich and full of unique attractions. It rises above the lower part of Naples and offers panoramic views of the sea, the islands and the volcanoes. The unique Royal Botanical Garden and the famous Capodimonte Palace are set on this hill. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most popular sites of Capodimonte:

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Religious Sites Walking Tour in Naples

Religious Sites Walking Tour in Naples

Naples is a city with many religious, historical and architectural sights of great artistic value. The city has numerous magnificent churches. They are especially worth a visit because they have preserved their original structure from ancient times. This self-guided tour will lead you to churches, cathedrals and basilicas with beautiful paintings, architecture and history:

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Naples Museums Walking Tour

Naples Museums Walking Tour

Naples is one of the oldest cities in the world and has an incredible past. The city went through a multitude of civilizational changes that have left their mark, something you can see in the city's museums. This self-guided tour will lead you through the museums that will show you what remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and other great world historical sites:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Nightlife Walking Tour in Naples

Nightlife Walking Tour in Naples

Naples is a city with an exciting and diverse nightlife. There are different types of venues, clubs and bars, catering to a variety of tastes. The crowds at the discos are usually made up of young students who come from the many universities in Naples. There are streets packed with small wine bars. This self-guided tour will take you through the most seductive nightlife of Naples.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km