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Castle Saint Elmo, Naples

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Constructed in the 13th century as a defensive structure, Castle Saint Elmo commands an imposing view over Naples. You can see the city, Mt. Vesuvius, and, on a clear day, the island of Capri. Explore the ramparts of the castle, which are fine examples of Neapolitan military architecture. The complex also features a small museum. The hike up to the castle summit is steep and strenuous, but you can take a funicular instead. Using our world travel planner, Naples attractions like Castle Saint Elmo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • How could it get better? All round view across country to Vesuvius then Sorrento, the islands of Capri & Ischia across the Bay where the ferries berth from Sardinia & Sicily, and then there is the his...  more »
  • The castle itself is really nothing special. You cannot visit the inside but just enjoy a walk and the panorama from the fortification walls. The view on the Naples bay is absolutely breathtaking, but...  more »
  • If you are going to Naples, this is the most beautiful place you will see here! Its heavy and alot of steps, but when you're reaching the top its worth it! Naples is a city with a nice beach, small st...  more »
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  • Very nice castle, you don't get to visit the inside but there's a great view over all Naples. You can see planes taking off of the airport !
  • My favorite of the Naples Castles. 360 degree view overlooking the city. I recommend walking up instead of the elevator
  • Landscape views are amazing, but the castle itself lacks signaling and structure for visitation (history boards, maps, predefined pathways for visitation). They charge 5€ to enter.
  • Big old castle with a nice view over Napoli. Check out the outer walls.
  • Very worth the hike to get here. The views are AMAZING!!! The entire city and bay of Napoli can be seen from here.