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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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Beautiful view over Naples

Lovely mid-evil castle, previously a monastery on the hilltop of Naples with the most beautiful views over the city and the bay.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely mid-evil castle, previously a monastery on the hilltop of Naples with the most beautiful views over the city and the bay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

In July of 2013 while visiting Naples my husband and I decided to hike up to the Castle from the city center. Arriving a top the hill hot, exhausted and parched we were greeted by the beautiful castle and the stunning views it affords. We were also pleasantly surprised to find a small art gallery tucked inside castle. Do yourself... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I have rated it 4 stars as we didn't actually get in but man it was definitely worth heading up this way for the views alone. Our B&B guy suggested we head up in the afternoon as it would be fresher.. after much sightseeing in the old town this was the best advice EVER! We had to get the funicular... More 

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Chorzow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Take a Funiculore from Central station at Via Toledo (one way ticket is just 1 € pp) till the last station, walk / take escalators for another 10 minutes and reach the site of Museum of Castle Sant' Elmo. You can visit the castel, but without entering it you can also enjoy the magnificent view of panoramic view of Naples... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We never entered the actual castle but the view over Naples is beautiful! Wow what a view! Long trek up there but we did it on the city sightseeing bus.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

When I was in Naples this castle was my first destination. I was there with my three other friends. The officer in the ticket office doesn't know any English word and there were no security in the castle. Me and my friends entered a prohibited zone and no one came. Also the elevator in the castle is not properly working.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The castle is so huge but the only thing you get to see is the rooftop with a fantastic view. The internal areas are not accessible or at least we didnt find a way to get in. The place next to the castle has a similar view for free. BTW the bathrooms are awful.

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Gdańsk, Polska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

From the top of the castle you get the most fabulous view of Napoli. We got there on foot, it was exhausting but definitely worth going. Walking through narrow Italian street was unforgettable experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I took the Funiculare railway (cost 1 euro) from Toledo to Fuga and then the short walk to the castle. After paying 5 euros at the entrance, you can take a lift to the top of the castle, or walk up the winding path inside the castle to get the real feel of the place. A visit will last up... More 

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