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Castel Sant'Elmo

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Address: Via Tito Angelini 20, 80129, Naples, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081 229 4401
08:30 - 18:30
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great landmark with amazing views

great landmark and amazing views. quite a distance up but take one of the lifts and walk around the area. worth taking a walk back to city centre via the steps rounte it gives a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Juliet O
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great landmark and amazing views. quite a distance up but take one of the lifts and walk around the area. worth taking a walk back to city centre via the steps rounte it gives a real feel of the city and culture. worth the trip up for the views not a lot else there other than a small art gallery... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best panoramic views on all of Naples, Vesuvius and the gulf. Breath-taking scenes. Might be not easy to reach by feet, since it is quite high uphill thus better to take funicular or bus.

Thank Arkadiy D
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At the first sight, it is a long way to walk till the Castel. The ancien jail is not interesting by itself (inside) but the Castel and the place are just wonderful. Panorama pictures. Do not forget an hat...hot up there.. and thirsty !

Thank Epicurien03
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was worth the climb - lots of interesting residences to walk by up a cobblestone path - and a view at the end to make it worthwhile. We just walked in and saw fantastic carriages from Napoleonic times, antique royalty boats, paintings, statues, etc. I found it breathtaking at times!

Thank Martosh
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best on a clear day. Be aware that you don't actually enter the castle. Rather, after paying the entrance fee, you walk down a drive and then up a ramp that leads to the ramparts around the castle. The views are spectacular -- we were able to spot many of the sites we had visited during the previous days of... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

i visited the site in night time but it was very nice and a popular spot to meet up..there are a lot of stairs but it is manageable

Thank Katarina E
Zaandam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This place gives you a great viewing point if jot just the city but is has Vesuvius in the back you can see Capri and even Sorrento on a clear day. We drove our scooter up in afternoon rush hour so getting to Elmo with hardly anybody there was great after a good 30 minutes of intend driving and honking... More 

Thank Buijsmann
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

High above Naples the Castel Sant'Elmo, a massive star shaped sandstone fortress gives the most incredible views right across the city, the bay and beyond. From the top you can get a real perspective about the city and its layout, and you can walk right around the walls for the full pamorama. There isnt much inside although the little art... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

For anyone visiting Naples, a trip to Castel Sant'Elmo is a must. The views from the top of the castle walls are nothing short of breathtaking - definitely worth the effort. The castle itself has a rich and interesting history as well.

Thank Joseph D
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Most people walk past, but enter into history, when this castle was ground zero in the battle to control the port for centuries..

Thank CTHSherry

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