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Sant'Elmo, Naples
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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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  • The castle atop the Vomero hill, offers a panoramic view of the Gulf of Naples truly not to be missed! It spins fast and is very interesting. Easily accessible by public transport is well worth a visit.
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  • Everything at once one gets the impression that maybe it wasn't worth it, but that before he had gone around the walls and taking in the scenery: from there you can see the whole city of Naples. Then there are installations and a museum worth seeing.
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  • 360-degree panoramic view of the whole city. An exciting location must not overlook during a visit to Naples, especially in clear and sunny day.
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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.