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Sant'Elmo, Naples
(4.4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
Constructed in the 13th century as a defensive structure, Sant'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 Sant'Elmo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A unique way to realize what it's like to see a PANORAMA and how is truly one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
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  • Located on a hill that dominates the Harbour, Castle, now a Museum of the ' 900 begins with a Norman Tower that will be extended to powerful Castle in 1300. Lacks of by Yes historical particularities but has a fabulous view of the Gulf of Naples and the surrounding area.
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  • Very nice and with stunning views of Vesuvius and Naples and the islands opposite!!! Great place to take a "sea" of photographs
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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.