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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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Wonderful view

Take the furnicular up, keep right and up and continue walking (you will see what I mean) and do not Forget to pay the entrance fee. Then you will have a perfect view over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take the furnicular up, keep right and up and continue walking (you will see what I mean) and do not Forget to pay the entrance fee. Then you will have a perfect view over Naples, the gulf, the Vesuv and as there are not that many tourists you can enjoy it in a very peaceful way. Oh, and ignore the... More 

Thank Florian254
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enter the castle and go up to the elevator to the top and walk around. You will have amazing views of Naples with Mt Vesuvius in the background. It was a short walk from the funicular.

Thank SpiderSD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were originally reluctant to explore Naples due to its past reputation as a city of crime and thieves. We were pleasantly surprised when walking through the main streets of Naples that we were not approached by beggars or gypsies for money as they were not present. We took the funicular up to St. Elmo Castle and enjoyed a panoramic... More 

Thank Mazram
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We took the funicular up from Amadeo and grabbed a sandwich from Carrefour on the way to the castle. There's a lift up to the top and stunning 360 degree views over Naples and past Vesuvius once you get up on the walls. Afterwards we headed downhill to the East and ended up going down a very steep and twisty... More 

Thank Eric_P_B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

You get in, walk around the parapets, look at the views. Not much of the castle is open to visitors, but the views are beautiful. I was hoping for a little more history in addition to the views.

Thank dcpowers1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

After you take the follicular from Naples you will arrive in town and the you have to walk to the top it takes approximately 20 minutes walk to the top you have to pay the entrance is just 5 Euros but you can visit all the galleries inside and have a superb experience in the location just be advise that... More 

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Shoalhaven, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Views to infinity and the perimeter star shaped walls give you so many different perspectives. I loved the view of Spaccanapoli which does split Naples like a knife. There are some great signs which label your line of sight so you don't peer off into the distance wondering 'what is that landmark' as it is on the sign in front... More 

Thank Kathy W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This was worth the effort to see the fabulous view over the city and the bay. We went on a very hot day, but there were few others there and we felt as though we had the place to ourselves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

You can walk atop the ramparts to take in 360 degrees of amazing views. It can be quite windy up there so be prepared for that.

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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!

Thank Arianna S

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