Ospedale delle Bambole


Hidden in a bougainvillea-clad courtyard within the opulent Palazzo Marigliano, this family-managed doll hospital has specialised in restoring children’s toys for more than a century. Visit the Neapolitan Neverland, where miniature clothes and plastic body parts are strung up across the workshop, and observe as artisans repair their subjects to former glory.

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1. Via San Gregorio Armeno

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2. Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore

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Built by St Severus in the 4th century but thoroughly restyled by Cosimo Fanzago in the mid-17th century, this austere basilica still features its…

4. Museo Civico Filangieri


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6. Piazzetta Nilo

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7. Pio Monte della Misericordia

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The 1st-floor gallery of this octagonal, 17th-century church delivers a satisfying, digestible collection of Renaissance and baroque art, including works…

8. Maradona Shrine

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