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Castel Sant'Elmo

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Address: Via Tito Angelini 20, 80129 Naples, Italy
Phone Number: 081 22 94 401
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Such a cool place. The castle itself isn't the cool part though - the panoramic views are! You can see all of Naples from every angle - truly spectacular. If it's a clear day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Such a cool place. The castle itself isn't the cool part though - the panoramic views are! You can see all of Naples from every angle - truly spectacular. If it's a clear day, it's a must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We walked up from the old town to the castle, on a well-paved path which wound up the hill. Entry to the castle was €5, which allowed us into a lift which carried us up to the roof. The views were stunning from the ramparts, with the ever-dominant Vesuvius and the sprawling city below, as well as the whole Bay... More 

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

One of the photo stops in Naples. Typical old world site sharing tourist's interest. Usually pictured when in Naples

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Aalborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Castel Sant'Elmo offers the best scenic views of Naples, Vesuv and the islands. It only costs 5€ in entrance and it is easy accessible by taking the funiculars (only 2€ for a return ticket). We took the Funicular Centrale from Via Toledo and then it was only a short 7 minute walk away. Definitely recommended 👍

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

First we encountered a grumpy cashier that did not speak english, didn't understand even "one full ticket, please" and I speak slowly. Then he had to check if Slovakia is really in the European Union... This stupid people can't even do a cleaning "ladies" here... Then he did not have any change... Off course, who in Italy wold have a... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Oh, unlike most people here I didn't find it too hard to get to the Castel Sant'elmo. Might be that my Neapolitans relatives explained it to me really well. I think it is easy when you go by metro to the station Vanvitelli, then get out and find a flower shop (or just ask people where the funicular station is),... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

The famous song, 'Funicula, Funicula' was written about the funicular that takes you from near the Galleria on Via Toledo up to beautiful hill-top Vomero and a short walk (but ask for directions) brings you to Castel Sant'Elmo which has the most beautiful view across the city towards Vesuvius, Pompei, Sorrento and on a good day, Capri. Do not miss.......it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

If you want to see the best view of Naples. Go here! We took the cable car up and made our way to the castle. It is a beautiful structure as the view is breathtaking. Not to be missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

So, it is a little complicated, getting up to Castel Sant'Elmo. I took the funicular up Vomero Hill, on Via Toledo, near Galleria Umberto I. I think that that station is called "Augusteo." Exited the funicular at Fuga Station. Kept right, went up several flights of stairs, from one street to another, all while asking the locals about the "Certosa"... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A small castel, up in Vomera. A little challenging to find as the signs are not quite clear, but we managed to find it.

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