Naples: Capodimonte Hill Walking Tour, Naples

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:
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Naples: Capodimonte Hill Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Naples: Capodimonte Hill Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Naples (See other walking tours in Naples)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Author: vickyc
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Royal Botanical Gardens

1) Royal Botanical Gardens (must see)

The Royal Botanical Gardens in Naples is an educational facility attached to the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Science of the University of Naples. Endangered species of plants are preserved here.

The Royal Botanical Gardens was instituted by a decree passed by Joseph Bonaparte, the brother of Napoleon. It was one of the many scientific institutions established by the French in Naples. It was laid on lands owned by the monks of Santa Maria della Pace and the Cava Hospital....   view more
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Basilica di Santa Maria della Sanità

2) Basilica di Santa Maria della Sanità

This Basilica dedicated to Saint Mary of health is located in the Sanita neighborhood of Naples. It was built by Dominican Friars as the house of prayer for their abbey.

The Basilica di Santa Maria della Sanità was built on the site of an older church dedicated to Saint Gaudioso. The ancient church had an image of the Holy Virgin dating back to the 5th or 6th century. In 1577, the land was given to the Dominican friars to build a new church over the catacombs of the ancient structure. The...   view more
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Church Madre del Buon Consiglio

3) Church Madre del Buon Consiglio

The Madre del Buon Consiglio dedicated to Saint Mary of Good Counsel is a large church located below the Capodimonte Palace. It is a recent 20th century construction that was consecrated in 1960.

The Church of Madre del Buon Consiglio was built as a result of two miracles. Maria di Gesù Landi, a young girl from Naples who had great faith in Our lady of Good Counsel painted a picture of the Saint that resulted in the end of a cholera epidemic in 1884. The same painting appeared miraculously...   view more
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Seminario Arcivescovile di Napoli

4) Seminario Arcivescovile di Napoli

Seminario Arcivescovile di Napoli is a theological institution. Its building is majestic, with many statues, and with a fountain in the courtyard. It was built in the 1930s. You will see there several chapels and a wonderful terrace. It boasts of priceless paintings, sculptures that belonged to ancient churches before and were moved...   view more
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The National Museum of Capodimonte

5) The National Museum of Capodimonte (must see)

This museum, located on top of the Capodimonte Hill in Naples, has valuable pieces of classical art and sculpture and a separate section devoted to contemporary art. It is housed in an 18th century Bourbon Palace, the Palazzo Reale di Capodimonte.

The Palazzo Reale di Capodimonte was constructed by the Bourbon King, Charles VII of Naples and Sicily. It was completed in 1738 and the grand palace overlooked both the city and the bay of Naples. It served as the king’s residence and repository...   view more
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Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte

6) Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte (must see)

The Astronomical Observatory of Naples is located on Miradois Hill near the Capodimonte Palace. Located at 150 meters above sea level, it commands spectacular views of the city and the bay. It was the first building in Europe designed to house instruments for astronomical observation.

In 1735, the Bourbon King Charles III endowed a chair of navigation and astronomy at the University of Naples. The plan of establishing the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte was conceived by well known...   view more

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