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Historical Places

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Piazza Municipio
City Hall square

Castel Nuovo
Maschio Angioino

Piazza del Plebiscito

Palazzo Reale

Teatro San Carlo

Gelleria Umberto I

Santa Lucia
Castel dell'Ovo

Historical Places

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Santa Chiara Monastery

 (San Gennarro )

Museo Archeologico Nazionale

Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte


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Historical Places of Naples

Naples is well known for his historic castles: the ancient Castel Nuovo, is aslo known as Maschio Angioino, is one of the city's foremost  landmarks; it was built during the time of Charles I, the first king  of Naples. A huge medieval castle at the shore which houses the main city museum featuring various collections, but most importantly a picture gallery with focus on 19th century Italian painting.

Castel Nuovo  "Maschio Angioino"

Piazza Municipio 80133 Napoli
Open:9:00- 19:00  Closed: Sun, Holiday
Tickets: Full  €  6 / Reduce €  3

Castel Nuovo has seen many notable historical events: for example, in 1294, Pope Celestine V resigned as pope in a hall of the castle, and following this Pope Boniface VIII was elected pope  by cardinal collegium, before moving to Rome.

The main city square or piazza of the city is the Piazza del Plebiscito.

It's  construction was begun by the Bonapartist king Joachim Murat and finished by the Bourbon king Ferdinand IV. The piazza bounded on the east by the Royal Palace and on the west by the church of San Francesco di Paola,
 with the colonnades extending on both sides. Nearby is the Teatro San Carlo,  which
is the oldest and largest opera house in Italy. Directly across from  San Carlo is Galleria Umberto, a shopping centre and social hub. 

Palazzo Reale
Piazza Plebiscito
Open: Monday-Sunday 9.00-20.00
Closed : Wednesday
Tickets: Full €  4  / Reduce  €  3

Palazzo Reale built 17th century when Naples was under Spanish rule, it was not completed for two centuries. Inside a beautiful double staircase leads you up to the royal apartments which these days house the palace's museum of furnishings and etc. Don't miss the huge 18th century nativity scene in the Cappella Reale(Royal Chapel). The Palazzo Reale also houses the national library which contains thousands of papyrus scrolls found at Herculaneum and the remains of a 5th century Coptic bible.

Teatro San Carlo 

Via San Carlo 98

Teatro San Carlo is Opera House in Naples, as well as one of the most famouse and prestigious in the world. It is the oldest opera house in Europe and still active.

Galleria Umberto I
Via San Carlo 80

Galleria Umberto I is a public shopping gallery in Naples. It is located directly across from the San Carlo opera house. It was built between 1887-1891, 9 years after the Gelleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. The galleria is a high and spacious cross-shaped structure, surmounted by a glass dome braced by 16 metal ribs.

Castel dell'Ovo
Via Eldorado 3
: Every day 9.30-19.30
           Sunday,Holidays 9.30-14.00
Entrance: Free
The castle which Nuovo replaced in importance was the Norman-founded Castel dell' Ovo ("Egg Castle"), which was built on the tiny islet of Megarides, were the original Cumaean colonists had founded the city.

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