The Bourbon Tunnel was originally built under the city of Naples as a way to connect the Naples military barracks to the Royal Palace. The tunnel also provided the citizens of the city shelter during the bombings which took place during World War II. Today, these tunnels with their accumulated debris have been turned into a gallery where the public can see interesting displays of vintage cars and motorbikes, old shelter spots and much more.
The Orto Botanico was created by Giuseppe Bonaparte, the king of Naples and brother of Napoleon, during the brief French domination at the start of the 19th century. The scientific park has reconstructions of various environmental habitats and greenhouses in which different micro-climates are recreated. The monumental, Neo-Classical glass-house displays interesting herbariums and a specialized library. Today, the Botanical Garden is annexed to the Faculty of Science of the University Studi Federico II and visits are available by reservation only. Entry is free.
Commissioned by King Charles of Bourbon, one of Europe's oldest working theaters was built in 1737. It wasn't long before its magnificent architecture and exquisite blue, gold and silver decors, complemented by a program with wider public appeal, was attracting praises from both home and abroad. Completely destroyed by a fire in 1816, Ferdinand I of Bourbon ordered the theater to be rebuilt just six days later. The results were an improved quality of the acoustic and an extended stage.
Once a quiet fishing village, today this pleasant walk along the seashore is one of the city's liveliest districts, filled with luxury hotels and exclusive restaurants. A stroll along Via Nazario Sauro, Via Partenope and Via Caracciolo takes you to the moorings where local fishing boats are transformed each morning into small floating markets selling freshly landed fish. Crystal clear water flows from the Leone fountain and in the beautiful Piazza Sannazzaro, the Sirena fountain is a reminder of the mythical siren Partenope, whose tomb, according to local legend, marks the site on which Naples was founded.
Museo Madre occupies three floors of Palace Donnaregina. It is known to be the oldest museum of contemporary arts in the historic center of the city of Naples. The museum houses temporary and permanent exhibitions of contemporary arts. They also organize several activities and events, details of these can be found on their official website.
Cappella Sansevero is a historic chapel and houses a number of art works by Italian artists, it is also a notable architecture of international heritage. It houses many masterpieces but the one that stands out is the Veiled Christ. It's ceiling is said to be painted in 1749 and its flooring represents good and evil in black and white. It is a must visit attraction when in Naples..
In 1860 non-Catholic cults, forbidden by Rome, met only in foreign embassy's. The Anglican cult met the British Consulate, Palazzo Calabritto. It was consecrated by the first Bishop of Gibraltar in 1865. The windows of the apse show figures of Prophets and Apostles, while opposite the patron saints of England, Saint George and Saint Margaret, are shown.
Capri is one of the most famous and celebrated Italian islands in the world, noted for its extraordinary natural beauty, splendid panorama, azure waters, grottoes, and mild climate. Surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Bay of Naples, Capri is the epitome of the Mediterranean spirit. Bringing to mind lounging celebs, chilled cocktail in hand, this island is a luxury playground for international jetsetters. However, beyond its touristy exterior, the island holds many secrets from little-known grottoes accessible only by boat to intimate sun-kissed coves covered in precariously perched white-and-blue umbrellas, and cobbled streets lined with a riot of fuchsia bougainvillea. Historically rich, the island is dotted with archaeological ruins from the Roman era that lend it a unique charm. Thousands flock here for a chance to visit The Grotta Azzurra, one of the most romantic and ethereal places in the world.
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services.
Located on the Amalfi coast, the seaside Maiori Harbor is incredibly picturesque. With its breathtaking atmosphere and its little amphitheater, the harbor often hosts concerts and festivals.
What stands today are the remains of a shipyard in Amalfi that once housed the biggest ships to have ruled the Amalfi Coast. The pointed arches, the stone pillars and the vaults is all that remains for visitors to explore.