There is so much to see and do in Naples that it would be impossible to list it all here. Naples is a city of controversy. Some feel it is dilapidated and ugly, others feel it is full of culture and charm. Only you can judge which side of the argument you are on.
It is certainly true that Naples is covered in graffiti, dirt and grime, but some people think this is what makes the culture and character of this city. Interestingly enough, Naples’ best area certainly isn’t the city centre, which is not elegant at all. The city centre is not in a pristine condition and this is something some visitors struggle with. Similarly, the historical centre of Naples, is not “downtown” as it would be in other European cities”. The more elegant part of the city is around the lungomare, the Via Francesco Caracciolo and the Riviera di Chiaia.
Some of the things you could visit in and around Naples include the Egg Castle, which also holds the Museum of Prehistory. There is also a massive medieval castle built on the shore, where you can visit the city’s main museum. Next, there is the Napolitan National Gallery, which is a fantastic must see. Here, you will some very famous works of art and you can also enjoy a stroll through the part that surrounds the museum. There is also the national architectural museum, which is the biggest museum dedicated to Roman architecture in the world. You will also see a number of artifacts that have been lifted from Pompeii here.
There are also many religious buildings you could visit, including a Carthusian monastery (Certose di San Martino), the new Jesuit Church, the Angelo on the Nile Church, the Sansevero Chapel, the San Lorenzo Maggiore church from medieval times and so on. For more historical buildings, there are a number of castles, medieval catacombs and a beautiful theatre.
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