Posillipo
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Valentina M
Cogorno, Italy1,015 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
A wonderful and spring colourful view on the stunning Gulf of Napoli from the hill of Posillipo... just breathtaking ❤
Written April 11, 2021
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
Oct 2013 • Couples
I am standing on a terrace in Naples,on a headland called Posillipo,looking at the bay. To my left,through umbrella pines,the city red,ochre and sepia born from centuries of wear (well worn,indeed), forms a crescent towards Vesuvius. The volcano,in turn,sweeps down a long arc of the Sorrentine Peninsula,which constituting the southern arm of this gulf,faces me across a few kms of water clear enough,in today's pure light,to distinguish towns & villages and the old tower at the tip of Cape Minerva,where in past ages,a great bell was rung giving warning of Saracen ships.
Such clarity can last for days,or announce a sudden storm; and there are times when the southern wind.the humid Sirocco,drops its curtain of warm wool over all the incomparable scene.
Immediately below me,close to shore,there is a scattering of traditional Neopolitan fishing boats with worn indigo hulls,sometimes with erratic motor, more often silently propelled by the standing man at the oars,whose partner casts and retrieves the net.
On a fine nights,such boats use lamps to attract the fish that come. Fishing from small open boats is the hard life of these waters,plied without interruption since this shore was a Roman resort and its sea-none too clean this morning-so thick with the detritus of grandoise new houses that,according to Horace,'even the fish complained'.
A regatta of small yachts with coloured spinnakers has glided by. Far out,there is a ketch with reefed sails making south,for Amalfi or Salerno. Not far from land,but in deep water,the wave rises and withdraws over a reef,capped by an outcropping known as the Salt Rock,the "Pietra Salata".
In Naples,things are seldom what they appear. In summer,the reef will be active with young swimmers, who coming out of from the city in boats and rubber dinghies,use it as a diving board.- late summer,and this stretch of sea becomes an auto-strata of ferries,motor cruisers and small craft streaming back to Naples. By nightfall,the churning subsides. The fishermen return as night falls.
Like much else at naples,Posillipo is best explored on foot. The uneven paving of Via Posillipo slopes upward from Mergellina past the enfilade of old villas that,on the left,line the shore. To the right,the 19th century palazzi,with their shops and fruit stalls and cafes,and their hung laundry,line the street.
On the hillside above,among modern buildings,some countryside can still be seen,and a occasional splendid house,such as the neo-classical Villa d'Angri, now in disrepair. But its the seafront that enchants-even the scruffy stretch of red wall that all but conceals the skeleton seaside retreats,like Villa Emara where the spectacle of the bay has always been enjoyed.
Written March 30, 2014
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania26,145 contributions
Aug 2011 • Solo
Can be reached from Mergellina metro station(line 6) or funicular station with the same name.From here you can walk on Via Orazio for an outstanding view of the city and the Gulf of Naples.Don't miss Belvedere di Sant'Antonio a Posillipo.Then you can descent on Rampe Sant'Antonio a Posillipo(a steep,sinuous old street) to Piazza Sannazzaro and Mergellina harbour.
Written November 6, 2011
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UCMed - Food Culture
Sorrento, Italy150 contributions
Dec 2016 • Friends
Take the Metro 2 line, stop in Mergellina, get an icecream before at Chalet Ciro, walk all the way up Via Posillipo (side by the sea) and enjoy the most beautiful view in front of the gulf of Naples and on the beautiful villas by the sea. It's also possible to swim in some points
Written December 29, 2016
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Philippeuk
Abergavenny, UK30 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
As suggested by other reviewers we took the 140 bus to the top of the Hill. I would not recommend going all the way up to the park but instead stop at the Marechiere area for the best view and an ice cream. It was a nice view but in my opinion it cannot beat the view you get from Sorrento. We thought there would be a lot more options for a nice drink with a view so we were disappointed to have spent an hour in public transports....
Written July 15, 2015
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Cory Bolotsky
Boston, MA235 contributions
Jan 2015 • Friends
As part of a day trip from Rome, I rented a car to go to Naples and Pompeii and Posilipo was our first stop to view the breathtaking lookout of Naples, Mt. Vesuvius, Capri and Amalfi. This was absolutely stunning and a great photo spot to take in the beauty of Italy. The mountains are steep and the roads are a bit windy but it’s a probably the best place to stop at for a photo, jog or (if you dare) bike ride. See my review of “Amalfi Coast Drive” for more details on my day long road trip.
Written January 13, 2015
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philosykos
Athens, Greece2,163 contributions
Mar 2020
If you take a ride here you will get great views from the park of Naples and Vesuvius! Great place to stroll thru on a nice day and relax!
Written March 8, 2020
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MikeE73
Buffalo, NY153 contributions
Mar 2013
Take a walk along the waterfront west of downtown Naples and you begin to climb Posillipo Hill. The shore road towers over several dozen "beach homes" (that cost severl million dollars each) and within about a mile from the docks, you have a view worthy of a National Geopgraphic cover picture. The "beach houses" are far below the road and if you are watchful, you can have a picture of Castello D'Ovo centered right under Mt. Visuvius. A bit further along the road and you can take photos centered on the castle with Visuvius on the right and the marinas and port on the left.

It is not a steep walk, but it is a hill, so be careful. The neighborhood is decent and there is a sprinking of mom-and-pop shops along the way for snacks and water. Parking there, as in most of Naples, is abysmal. If walking the long hill is a problem, drive up it to Piazza San Luigi (you can't miss it as it is a parking lot for a movie theater in the middle of a residential area), park there and walk back towards Naples a few hundred yards.
Written March 17, 2013
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Haicapitocome
Rome, Italy9 contributions
Jul 2012
From the hill you can see the entire bay of Naples, Vesuvio and Capri, the sunset is magic! To go there you can get the bus 140, you can go to the top and then you can go downwards slowly...wonderful walk.
Written August 4, 2012
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Gomesgm
Florianopolis, SC123 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
My girlfriend and I went to Posilipo during the night to find a place for dinner and we were not disappointed. We had dinner at the Al Pruneto restaurant, and ate delicious seafood. Highly recommended.
Written February 9, 2016
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