The Best Naples, Italy Attractions – What to Expect and Where to Go
Few cities in the world have as much to offer as Naples: from the best gastronomy in the country to the warmest, most friendly people in the world to dozens of great places to visit. We want you to find out about the best Naples attractions which is why we invite you to read on so you know what to expect and where to go when you finally decide to pay this gorgeous, enchanting city a well-deserved visit.
Among the best Naples attractions you can find the Museo Archeologico Nazionale. In Naples’ National Archaeological Museum you will have the opportunity to go through an impressive and extensive collection of Graeco-Roman artifacts as well as many Egyptian items. From paintings to sculptures, this museum is so incredible and filled with interesting items that we recommend you buy a guide before visiting it in order to make the most of it.
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Another one of the best Naples attractions is the Cappella Sansevero which was built towards the end of the 16th Century. However, most of its baroque interiors were designed towards the end of the 18th Century by various artists. The most important thing you will find inside this chapel is the incredibly realistic Cristo Velato (Veiled Christ), which is a sculpture by Giuseppe Sanmartino made in marble.
The beautiful Palazzo Reale di Capodimonte is also worth a visit. It started being built in 1738 for Charles VII of Bourbon, but it wasn’t finished until one whole century later. The palace has been turned into a museum where visitors can find an extensive collection featuring paintings that date back to the 12th Century as well as masterpieces by varied artists such as Botticelli, Caravaggio, Titian and even Andy Warhol.
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A sight you can’t avoid during your visit to Naples is the Cimitero delle Fontanelle. This cemetery started being used in 1656, after a plague killed thousands of inhabitants of the city. During the 19th Century, locals started adopting skulls that no one knew who they belonged to and started praying to them, which is one of the reasons why this has become one of Naples most important attractions. We recommend you visit it with a guide in order to learn as much about it as possible.
And last, but not least, one of the most popular Naples attractions is Via San Gregorio Armeno. This narrow yet charming street is filled with little shops where artisans create nativities throughout the year. But don’t you think you will have to plan your trip during Christmas in order to see all these beautiful items, because the shops are open during the whole year which means you will be able to take a look at them whenever you find yourself in the city.
And if you are looking for a great place to stay during your visit, we recommend you book a room in an lovely bed & breakfast which is located in Via Tribunali, very close to the historic center as well as to public transport which will allow you to visit the best sights in Naples.