Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli

Museo Archeologico Nazionale

Naples' National Archaeological Museum serves up one of the world’s finest collections of Graeco-Roman artefacts. Originally a cavalry barracks and later seat of the city’s university, the museum was established by …
Top Choice Museum in La Sanità & Capodimonte

Palazzo Reale di Capodimonte

Originally designed as a hunting lodge for Charles VII of Bourbon, this monumental palace was begun in 1738 and took more than a century to complete. It's now home to the Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, southern Ita…
Top Choice Chapel in Centro Storico

Cappella Sansevero

It's in this Masonic-inspired baroque chapel that you'll find Giuseppe Sanmartino's incredible sculpture, Cristo velato (Veiled Christ), its marble veil so realistic that it's tempting to try to lift it and view Chr…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Herculaneum (Ercolano)

Ruins of Herculaneum

Upstaged by its larger rival, Pompeii, Herculaneum harbours a wealth of archaeological finds, from ancient advertisements and stylish mosaics to carbonised furniture and terror-struck skeletons. Indeed, this superbl…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Pompeii

Ruins of Pompeii

The ghostly ruins of ancient Pompeii (Pompei in Italian) make for one of the world's most engrossing archaeological experiences. Much of the site's value lies in the fact that the town wasn't simply blown away by Ve…
Top Choice Monastery in Naples

Certosa e Museo di San Martino

The high point (quite literally) of the Neapolitan baroque, this charterhouse-turned-museum was founded as a Carthusian monastery in the 14th century. Centred on one of the most beautiful cloisters in Italy, it has …
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Paestum

Paestum's Temples

A Unesco World Heritage Site, these temples are among the best-preserved monuments of Magna Graecia, the Greek colony that once covered much of southern Italy. Rediscovered in the late 18th century, the site as a wh…
Top Choice Catacomb in La Sanità & Capodimonte

Catacombe di San Gennaro

Naples' oldest and most sacred catacombs became a Christian pilgrimage site when San Gennaro's body was interred here in the 5th century. The carefully restored site allows visitors to experience an evocative other …
Top Choice Palace in Caserta

Reggia di Caserta

The one compelling reason to visit the town of Caserta, 30km north of Naples, is to gasp at the colossal, World Heritage–listed Reggia di Caserta. Italy's swansong to the baroque, the complex began life in 1752 afte…
Top Choice Castle in Ischia Porto & Ischia Ponte

Castello Aragonese

The elegant 15th-century Ponte Aragonese connects Ischia Ponte to Castello Aragonese, a magnificent, sprawling castle perched high and mighty on a rocky islet. While Syracusan tyrant Gerone I built the site’s first …