Head up the steep steps at this off-the-radar park and you'll find yourself peering into the world's longest Roman tunnel. A 700m-long...
Few buildings fire up the local gossipmongers like Posillipo’s seaside Palazzo Donn’Anna . Incomplete, semiderelict yet strangely...
When Ferdinand Acton, a minister at the court of King Ferdinand IV (1759–1825), asked Pietro Valente to design Villa Pignatelli in 1826,...
Chalet Ciro Mergellina
This iconic seaside chalet sells everything from coffee and pastries to crêpes, but the reason to head here is for brioche con gelato ,...
Via Francesco Caracciolo · interesting places nearby
Once home to the area's fishing fleet, Mergellina's marina is now a crowd-pulling combo of anchored yachts and kitsch Neapolitan chalets, neon-lit seaside gelaterie and bars. Pick up an ice-cream brioche at Chalet Ciro Mergellina and soak up the postcard view of the castello (castle) and volcano.
From here, opt for a lazy passeggiata (stroll) eastward along the car-free lungomare (seafront), or, if you don't mind the incline, head southwest along Via Posillipo for enchanting vistas of the bay, the city and lushly gardened villas.