Also called Castel Nuovo, the Angevin is one of the most important and famous and for this elected symbol of the city of Naples. Dominates the town hall square and its facade with the triumphal arch of Alfonso I excels in all the postcards of the city. E ‘was built around 1266 by Charles I of Anjou and today is home to the Neapolitan Society of native history and of the Committee of Naples Institute for the History of the Italian Risorgimento. And ‘undoubtedly one of the works that this city can offer the visitor and also in the town hall square is the palace of St. James and St. James Church of the Spaniards, dated 1540.
The building, whose main facade is on Piazza del Plebiscito, is one of the royal residences used by the Bourbons to the times of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. E ‘was built in honor of the King of Spain, and today is a beautiful building with neoclassical furnishings. The square where it is known as Largo del Palazzo that as Piazza del Plebiscito in the center there are two equestrian statues, one in honor of Charles of Bourbon, made by Canova and the other representing Ferdinand I. In this square, also, you can admire the beautiful basilica of St. Francis of Paola.
Cathedral of Naples
From the Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque, the Cathedral of Naples is one of the most important religious buildings of the city. E ‘known as the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and San Gennaro Cathedral and was consecrated in the thirteenth century. Inside the cathedral of Naples is the treasure of San Gennaro (in the museum dedicated to the saint), the patron saint of Naples and beloved: these statues, chandeliers, silver that devotees have preserved and protected Duranti looting the city.
This is an artery of Naples, a street that runs through the old town and is one of the most animated of the city. Often it is a very busy area, due to the high number of tourists and the continuous scooters that rise from one point to another, and sometimes very chaotic (thanks also to the many artists and artisans who sell their products on the way): nevertheless is perhaps the truest sense where the soul of Naples. Along this road you can come across a number of historic buildings, palaces and churches of great artistic importance. The origin of this artery is very old: Spaccanapoli stands on the site of the Greek Neapolis and bisects the city according to the route of the lower decuman.
The city that extends below in Naples: a journey through the tunnels and underground labyrinths of this city is absolutely recommended. There are several tours that allow you to explore the hidden Naples and admire the deep belly of this city. The visits to the Naples underground guaranteed on Thursday at 21, Saturday at 10, at 12 and 18 and on Sundays and public holidays at 10, 11, 12 and 18.
The National Archaeological Museum
Opened in 1816, the National Archaeological Museum is today one of the world-famous museums thanks to the wide selection of quality works that possesses. Among the “pieces” of art finest preserves the ruins of Pompeii, findings from the greek-Roman, objects belonging to the Egyptians and to the Etruscans from the collection Borgia and ancient coins from the collection Santangelo.
The Museum of Capodimonte
The Capodimonte Museum, located in the homonymous Bourbon palace, boasts an enviable collection of works by artists such as Botticelli, Goya, Titian and Caravaggio. Do not miss a visit to the museum and at the same palace.
The museum Duke of Martina
It is a museum of ceramics that has the reputation of being one of the best museums of decorative arts. Inside you can admire more than 6000 works of art western and eastern.
San Severo Chapel and the Veiled Christ
It is one of the places of worship for excellence because of the legend of the Veiled Christ, a marble sculpture preserved here. It ‘a place esoteric and mystic, whose visit is absolutely recommended.
Lovers of religious architecture can not miss the many churches that dot the city of Naples, each with a style and an imprint of its own. They range from the Church of the Holy Spirit with his works of the sixteenth century to the pantheon of St. Clare, the Byzantine monastery of San Gregorio Armeno the Basilica of San Paolo Maggiore, built on the ruins of a Roman temple. Do not forget the sixteenth century church of San Pietro ad Aram, the chapel of Pappacoda, the church of Santa Caterina a Chiaia and Lorenzo Maggiore, just to name a few.