Top ChoiceMuseum in Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli

Museo Archeologico Nazionale

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...

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Museo di Capodimonte

Museo di Capodimonte

Originally designed as a hunting lodge for Charles VII of Bourbon, the monumental Palazzo di Capodimonte was begun in 1738 and took more than a century to complete. It's now home to the Museo di Capodimonte,...

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Cappella Sansevero

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...

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Concettina Ai Tre Santi

Head in by noon (or 7.30pm at dinner) to avoid a long wait at this hot-spot pizzeria, made famous thanks to its young, driven pizzaiolo Ciro Oliva. The menu is an index of fastidiously sourced artisanal...

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Teatro San Carlo

Teatro San Carlo

San Carlo's opera season runs from November or December to June, with occasional summer performances. Sample prices: a place in the 6th tier (from €35), the stalls (€75 to €130) or the side box (from €40). Ballet...

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Caffè Gambrinus

Caffè Gambrinus

Gambrinus is Naples' oldest and most venerable cafe, serving superlative Neapolitan coffee under flouncy chandeliers. Oscar Wilde knocked back a few here and Mussolini had some rooms shut to keep out left-wing...

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Certosa e Museo di San Martino

Certosa e Museo di San Martino

The high point (quite literally) of the Neapolitan baroque, this charterhouse-turned-museum was built as a Carthusian monastery between 1325 and 1368. Centred on one of the most beautiful cloisters in Italy, it...

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Catacombe di San Gennaro

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...

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Palazzo Reale

Envisaged as a 16th-century monument to Spanish glory (Naples was under Spanish rule at the time), the magnificent Palazzo Reale is home to the Museo del Palazzo Reale, a rich and eclectic collection of baroque...

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Duomo

Duomo

Whether you go for Giovanni Lanfranco's fresco in the Cappella di San Gennaro (Chapel of St Janarius), the 4th-century mosaics in the baptistry, or the thrice-annual miracle of San Gennaro, do not miss Naples'...

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Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara

Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara

Vast, Gothic and cleverly deceptive, the mighty Basilica di Santa Chiara stands at the heart of this tranquil monastery complex. The church was severely damaged in WWII: what you see today is a 20th-century...

Top ChoiceGallery in Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli

Gallerie d'Italia – Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano

Gallerie d'Italia – Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano

Built for a Spanish merchant in the 17th century and reconfigured in belle-époque style by architect Luigi Platania in the early 20th century, Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano houses a compact yet stunning collection...

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Pio Monte della Misericordia

Pio Monte della Misericordia

The 1st-floor gallery of this octagonal, 17th-century church delivers a satisfying, digestible collection of Renaissance and baroque art, including works by Francesco de Mura, Jusepe de Ribera, Andrea Vaccaro and...

Top ChoiceFashion & Accessories in La Sanità & Capodimonte

Omega

Despite hiding away on the 3rd floor of a nondescript building, Paris, New York and Tokyo know all about this family-run glove factory, whose clients include Dior and Hermes. Omega's men's and women's leather...

Top ChoiceHistoric Site in Santa Lucia & Chiaia

Galleria Borbonica

Traverse five centuries along Naples’ Bourbon Tunnel. Conceived by Ferdinand II in 1853 to link the Palazzo Reale to the barracks and the sea, the never-completed escape route is part of the 17th-century...

Top ChoiceTheatre in Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli

Teatro San Carlo

Teatro San Carlo

An evening at Italy's largest opera house is magical. Although the original 1737 theatre burnt down in 1816, Antonio Niccolini's 19th-century reconstruction is pure Old World opulence. If you can't make it to a...

Top ChoiceCemetery in La Sanità & Capodimonte

Cimitero delle Fontanelle

Cimitero delle Fontanelle

Holding about eight million human bones, the ghoulish Fontanelle Cemetery was first used during the 1656 plague, before becoming Naples' main burial site during the 1837 cholera epidemic. At the end of the 19th...

Top ChoiceNeapolitan in Centro Storico

Salumeria

Small producers, local ingredients and contemporary takes on provincial Campanian recipes drive bistro-inspired Salumeria. Nibble on quality charcuterie and cheeses or fill up on artisanal panini, hamburgers or...

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50 Kalò

That this trendy pizzeria's name roughly translates as 'good dough' in Neapolitan is no coincidence. At the helm is third-generation pizzaiolo Ciro Salvo, whose obsessive research into Naples' most famous edible...

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Da Ettore

This homey, eight-table trattoria has an epic reputation. Scan the walls for famous fans like comedy great Totò, and a framed passage from crime writer Massimo Siviero, who mentions Ettore in one of his tales....