Naples: Chiaia District Walking Tour, Naples

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.
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Naples: Chiaia District Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Naples: Chiaia District Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Naples (See other walking tours in Naples)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Author: vickyc
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Villa Comunale

1) Villa Comunale

The Villa Comunale is a park running along the shoreline of Naples. It was once a royal promenade and commands spectacular views of the bay.

The Villa Comunale was initially a paved promenade commissioned in 1697 by the Spanish viceroy, the Duke of Medinaceli. He also commissioned the thirteen fountains and rows of willow trees along the path. The park was later laid on reclaimed land in the 1780s under the orders of the Bourbon king, Ferdinand IV. Until the unification of Italy in 1871,...   view more
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Villa Pignatelli

2) Villa Pignatelli

Located on the seafront, north of the Villa Comunale is this beautiful Greco Roman style residence that houses the Museo Principe di Aragona Pignatelli Cortes. It is popularly called the Villa Pignatelli.

The Villa Pignatelli was commissioned by Ferdinand Acton, the son of the then Prime Minister of Naples, Sir John Acton and designed by architect, Pietro Valente. It was completed in the year 1856 and was the most striking building in the area. Karl Meyer von Rothschild of the famous German...   view more
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Castelo Aselmeyer

3) Castelo Aselmeyer

Castelo Aselmeyer is a beautiful castle, the work of Lamont Young. He was a prominent architect of Naples and made many buildings and roads in the city. Castelo Aselmeyer is a Neo-Gothic building. Like the other works of this architect, the castle too boasts of an original design and a magnetic, hypnotizing...   view more
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PAN Gallery

4) PAN Gallery

PAN is an ultra new art gallery that displays the most innovative collections. There are all kinds of art works: paintings, photography, sculpture, multimedia, design and architecture. It is set in a beautiful, 16th century palace. There is also an experimental art lab and a multimedia library. The artists of Naples and from abroad display their works in temporary exhibitions here.
Hours: Mon & Wed - Sat 0930 - 1930, Sun 0930 -...   view more
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San Martino Monastery

5) San Martino Monastery (must see)

The San Martino Monastery is a complex that was once managed by monks of the Carthusian Order and dedicated to St. Martin of Tours. Today, it houses a museum with diverse religious and historical art exhibits.

The Certosa di San Martino or St Martin’s Charterhouse was commissioned by Charles of Anjou in 1325 and completed in 1368 during the reign of Queen Joan I of Naples. It was built on top of the Vomero Hill and commanded spectacular views of the bay. It was expanded in the 16th century...   view more
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Castel Sant'Elmo

6) 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

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