When Ferdinand Acton, a minister at the court of King Ferdinand IV (1759–1825), asked Pietro Valente to design Villa Pignatelli in 1826,...
Dating to 1872, the Stazione Zoologica is Europe's oldest aquarium. Established by German Darwinist Anton Dohrn, it's housed in a...
Another Luigi Vanvitelli production, this long, leafy seaside strip was originally built for Bourbon royalty. Called the Passeggio Reale...
Exposed-brick walls, ambient lighting and bottle-lined shelves set a cosy scene at Chiaia's best-loved wine bar – just look for the...
Antica Osteria Da Tonino
Quick-witted octogenarian Tonino (nicknamed JR by his wife) is still going strong, just like his osteria . At the front, time-pressed...
Via San Pasquale a Chiaia 21-22 · interesting places nearby
With gleaming displays of dainty strawberry tartlets, liqueur-soaked babà and creamy gelato (try a watermelon and peach combo), no one is safe at this chichi pasticceria – blow-waved matriarchs, peckish professionals or waif-thin Chiaia princesses. The almond caprese is the best in town, and best washed down with a potent espresso.