About Emanuele A
Lives in Milan, Italy
Since Dec 2013
25-34 year old male
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
Historic Walking Areas
Castles, Historic Sites
In Piazza Vittoria you'll find the Villa Comunale, a green area in front of the sea which is suitable for both adults and children. It is a perfect choice for those who want to spend time relaxing: children can play on the teeter totter (seesaw) and slide in the playground, while adults can go jogging and rollerblading. Plus, there's also an aquarium, where you can discover various species of fish and mollusks. If you have children, visit the tactile tank — great fun is guaranteed!
Piazza Bellini is located in Naples’ historical center, on ancient Greek ruins, and is a great place to start exploring the heart of the city. It is one of the most popular squares and is used as a meeting point where local folks spend their time until dawn. The presence of several literary cafes gives the square a bohemian feel, and being close to the Conservatory and the Academy of Arts, it's popular with students and artists. Do you love art? You may meet a street artist or see an exhibition here.
If you are looking for the best view of Naples, Parco Virgiliano is the perfect place! The protagonists of the panorama are the islands of the gulf: the amazing Capri, Ischia, Procida, and the little Nisida. Enjoy the view sitting in a cafe with a good coffee or a refreshing cocktail. In the heart of the park, there is an amphitheater where music festivals and exhibitions are organized, particularly during summer. In the evening Parco Virgiliano is a popular meeting point, and during the day it's a relaxed oasis for some peace and quiet.
Villa Floridiana is a little green oasis in Vomero. The park, belonging to the Bourbon residence of the same name, is the perfect place to take a break, chill out, and enjoy the beauty of the gulf. Would you like to taste just a little of the Neapolitan lifestyle? You are in the right place! Bring a blanket — there is plenty of space to have a picnic lunch or to take nap. Villa Floridiana is a fascinating combination of typical Italian and English gardens. Plus, at the back, there is a little lake that is home to some Caretta turtles.
Lungomare Liberato is the channel between the sea and the coast. Spend some enjoyable time along this seafront walking or taking a break in one of the cafes or pizzerias, as you take in the breathtaking panorama and the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks. What better place to spend a relaxing sunny day! The great view is even more beautiful thanks to the presence of the fortified Castel dell’Ovo, the oldest castle of Naples, built on the small island of Megaride.
This beautiful park contains a mix of history, nature, and symbolism. Starting with the majestic gallery of Seiano, which marks the entrance to an ancient world dating back to the years before Christ, follow the passage which leads directly to an amphitheater dating back to 31 BC. The beauty of the Palazzo degli Spiriti — an ancient building overlooking the sea — also deserves your attention. And finally, take a trip to a world stopped in time more than 2,000 years ago, by going to the island of Gaiola — the submerged park where the immortal ruins of the Roman imperial villa built by Publio Vedio Pollione, knight of the Roman empire, still lie (and which is accessible by boat.)
The Royal Park of Capodimonte is the biggest green space in the city. Born as a royal garden, it hosts a Bourbon abode, where works of popular artists such as Caravaggio’s Obras are exhibited. You can spend a relaxing afternoon reading or lying on the grass here — plus, it's also a popular spot for joggers.
Piazza del Municipio is one of the most dynamic squares in Naples. It is a grand open space, home to one of the icons of the city: the Maschio Angioino (Castel Nuovo), an ancient castle of the Renaissance and home to the Civic Museum. The square’s open space is a great place to hang out and to discover one of the most beautiful Neapolitan theaters, the Mercadante, where the most distinguished playwrights have shown their works. The great space ends at the port, where ferry-boats are waiting to take you to the islands of the gulf: Capri, Ischia, or Procida are on the horizon — don’t miss their beauty!
Located in the heart of Naples, the Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico di Napoli) is home to a variety of plants of unparalleled beauty. In the garden there is a wonderful castle from the 16th century with special paleobotanical and ethnobotanical sections inside, as well as a botanical research center operated by the university. The green oasis is divided into different areas following systematic, ecological, and ethnobotanical standards. If you want to be entranced by the typical fragrance of southern Italy, don’t miss the ecological area dedicated to the 'macchia mediterranea' (Mediterranean scrub).