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“Interesting”
Review of Castel Sant'Elmo

Castel Sant'Elmo
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Saint Elmo's Castle Entry Ticket
Ranked #34 of 502 things to do in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Interesting”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Nice to see and also good for a chillout away from the hustle and bustle of Naples.
There could be more to see inside but like other Italian museums where the artefacts are minimal.

Visited July 2013
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“View!”
Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

It would be best to go on a day with good weather. The view up here is terrific. Great for photos. There was an elevator to get to the top to walk around but like all of Naples, it may be hard to get around for some people.

Visited May 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“Get away from the hustle and bustle”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

This castle is in Vomero area, the nicest and probably richest neighborhoods in the city of Naples. We can easily access by Funicular (a few stations) from via Toledo, then walk about 10-15 minutes to the castle.

The views of Naples city including port and sea are spectacular. We can see almost 360 degrees. We did not encountered many tourists neither on the streets of Vomero nor this castle. It was a nice escape from busy Naples.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We accessed the Castel Sant'Elmo via the funicular. It is located in one of the nicest areas (and cleanest) of the city and on top of the castle the view is absolutely breathtaking. You can walk alongside the edge all the way and practically can see the whole of Naples!
There weren't many tourists either (probably cause it is not as close to get to as the other castle) which was nice as well. The museum inside is not fantastic but still interesting (a mix of ancient and modern art) and a nice break from the heat!

Visited August 2013
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Burlington, Vermont
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“A Hassle to get To...but Worth It!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

It takes effort to get to this attraction, but it is worth the effort. The castle offers panoramic views of Naples Bay. It really gives perspective in terms of how the new buildings essentially incorporated the old, existing structures.

Plus, to be honest, it is a bit of a break from the crowded, dirty streets of Naples.

Visited June 2013
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