Piazza Vanvitelli


Octagonal Piazza Vanvitelli is the elegant heart of the Vomero district, its cafes and gelato vendors drawing everyone from fur-clad, cappuccino-sipping signore to Snapchatting teens out for the evening. Cutting through the piazza is Via Scarlatti, the neighbourhood's main shopping street.

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1. Via Scarlatti


This bustling Vomero thoroughfare takes its name from Sicilian-born Alessandro Scarlatti, a famous baroque composer known as the founder of the Neapolitan…

2. Via Giordano


Named after the great Neapolitan baroque artist Luca Giordano, this partly pedestrianised street is peppered with shops, cafes and strolling crowds of…

4. Castel Sant'Elmo

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Star-shaped Castel Sant'Elmo was originally a church dedicated to St Erasmus. Some 400 years later, in 1349, Robert of Anjou turned it into a castle…

5. Villa Maria

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Fronted by sinuous palms, colourful Villa Maria is an outstanding example of Italian art nouveau architecture. Dating from 1901, the building was…

6. Certosa e Museo di San Martino

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The high point (quite literally) of the Neapolitan baroque, this charterhouse-turned-museum was built as a Carthusian monastery between 1325 and 1368…

7. Chiesa di Santa Teresa a Chiaia

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Designed by baroque architect and sculptor Cosimo Fanzago, this melon-hued show off was built between 1650 and 1662. After suffering damage in an…

8. Thomas Dane Gallery

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London's Thomas Dane Gallery has injected added buzz to the Naples' art scene with the opening of its first Italian branch. The gallery sits inside 19th…