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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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  • It is a particularly attractive and photogenic Castle thanks to the front of the door. Once inside there is a small art gallery with some works of particular interest and many with fairly little. There is also a terrace with spectacular views to the port. The inlet not is free
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  • From the Vomero to see 360 degrees from the top and Naples surrounding places, Vesuvio, Capri, Posillipo, etc. The visit is worth all the ticket 5 €, you go up the elevator and there is also an exhibition of futurists Neapolitans and not. Nice
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  • Not publicized by the suggested tours but not to be missed! A jewel. Magnificent view of Mount Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples.
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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.