Dating to 1872, the Stazione Zoologica is Europe's oldest aquarium. Established by German Darwinist Anton Dohrn, it's housed in a...
When Ferdinand Acton, a minister at the court of King Ferdinand IV (1759–1825), asked Pietro Valente to design Villa Pignatelli in 1826,...
When you need a break from Naples' hyperactive tendencies, take a deep breath on its pedestrianised seafront strip. Stretching 2.5km...
Of all the aperitivo bars lining Via Ferrigni, Nàis is our favourite. Tacky, club-inspired decor is ditched for a warm, tasteful,...
Discerning palates flock here for sublimely fresh seafood, a 250-strong wine list and impeccable service. Tease the taste buds with the...
Piazza Vittoria · interesting places nearby
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Another Luigi Vanvitelli production, this long, leafy seaside strip was originally built for Bourbon royalty. Called the Passeggio Reale (Royal Walkway), it was off-limits to the plebs except on 8 September, the day of the Festa di Piedigrotta. Rumour has it that taking one's wife to the park on that day was a clause in many a marital contract. Husbands across the city must have heaved a sigh of relief when the park finally went public in 1869.
Dividing the Riviera di Chiaia from Via Francesco Caracciolo and the sea, this urban oasis boasts a vintage aquarium, a bandstand, a tennis club and at least eight fountains. Named after the ducks that used to swim in it, the Fontana delle Paperelle (Duck Fountain) replaced the famous Toro Farnese which, in 1825, was transferred to the Museo Archeologico Nazionale.