Even if you don’t enter any museum of church in Naples, you can still stroll around for hours without getting bored for even one moment. In fact, one of the main attractions of the city is its street life.
Top 10 tourist attractions Naples
01. Archaeological Museum
It would of course be nicer if all the artworks and other objects found at the excavations in Herculaneum and Pompeii could just be seen in these cities themselves. For practical reasons this is not possible, but it does make the National Archaeological Museum the highlight of Napoli.
Spaccanapoli is a long and very narrow street that runs through the historic center of Naples and actually consists of several streets that merge into each other in a straight line. The beautiful churches and magnificent palaces that line the street can hardly be counted.
03. Catacomb of San Gennaro
The Catacomb of San Gennaro is the oldest and, dedicated to the city’s patron saint, holiest catacomb in Naples. Of historical interest is the oldest extant portrait of San Gennaro himself on display in this Catacomb. There are also two underground basilicas.
04. Castel Nuovo
The Castel Nuovo (“New Castle”) was built in the 13th century and some of its rooms were painted by neimand less than Giotto. Today it is the seat of the Museo Civico.
05. Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral
It is in the Cathedral of Naples that three times a year the miracle of St. Januarius occurs. The faster his blood, which is kept in ampoules, liquefies, the better off the city will be in the coming months.
The egg for which the Castel dell’Ovo is named, is supposedly buried under the castle itself. If the egg breaks, the castle will fall, and if the castle falls, the city will fall. In this respect, it resembles the Colosseum of Rome, then. Part of the castle is used as an exhibition space.
07. Capodimonte Museum
Housed in an old castle, the Capodimonte Museum has a collection that includes works by Botticelli and Caravaggio as well as Andy Warhol. The “Scourging of Christ” painted by Caravaggio has been given a room to itself.
08. Pio Monte della Misericordia Church.
The Pio Monte della Misericordia Church is a church and museum in Via Tribunale. The main attraction in this church is one of Caravaggio’s most famous paintings, the “Seven Works of Mercy” (1606).
09. San Lorenzo Maggiore Church
The San Lorenzo Maggiore Church is one of the most beautiful medieval buildings in Naples, with the added peculiarity that inside the church there is a museum and an ancient Roman market.
10. Sansevero Chapel
Some beautiful sculptures, including the famous “Veiled Christ” adorn the Sansevero Chapel, which is even more famous, however, for the lurid anatomical models in the crypt.