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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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Panoramic view of the city and Vesuvius

This is the place to go to if you want to see the whole of the city and more. The sight from up there is definitely one to behold. We chose to ascend on foot and it was worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2016
Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

This is the place to go to if you want to see the whole of the city and more. The sight from up there is definitely one to behold. We chose to ascend on foot and it was worth the effort but I must say that it is not an easy climb up if you are not fit. Alternatively, you... More 

1 Thank dandiebrandy
Lausanne, Switzerland
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111 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We visited the Castel Sant'Elmo and really appreciated our time there. Usually there is a museum inside you can visit but unfortunately it was closed when we were there. The castle is quite spectacular and in good shape. It is really nice to climb to take the elevator to the top and walk around as you have a spectacular 360°... More 

1 Thank Laurence F
Naples, Italy
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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

One of the three medieval castles of Naples, Castel Sant'Elmo is incredibly extended, with a quantity of space, ambients and rooms in which you could probably get lost. Great example of architecture, it provides guided tours to discover its fascinating history and develop and to admire its art and testimonies of a glorious past. On the top, also while walking... More 

1 Thank Annachiara_Pierleoni
Rome, Italy
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92 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The most beautiful cities in my opinion must have a mountain, a coastline, and colorful houses. So Naples is one of them, and this castle is the spot on the very mountain Vomero.

1 Thank Shine Z
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711 reviews
433 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 564 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

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 

3 Thank Florian254
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76 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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.

1 Thank SpiderSD
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

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 

2 Thank Mazram
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301 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Eric_P_B
Norfolk, Virginia
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank dcpowers1
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64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Walther O

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