Castel Nuovo is a medieval fortress with five towers and a Renaissance triumphal arch. The exterior looks amazing. The area from Castel Nuovo to Capo Posillipo is listed as “Historic Centre of Naples”. The Historic Centre of Naples is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Getting there: Metro line 1 – alight at Municipio station. Location: Via Vittorio Emanuele III. Opening: Monday to Saturday from 8:30hrs to 18:00hrs and Sunday from 10:00hrs to 13:00hrs. Fees: EUR6:00 per adult. Visit Civitatis Naples at https://www.introducingnaples.com/castel-nuovo for updated information.
A special detour Galleria Umberto I – This building looks like a cross from bird’s eye view. From the exterior, this landmark looks just like any historical building. Upon entry, it feels like entering a different world under these very roofs where its inhabitants only wander within. The elegance of the glass-iron roof with lines of windows on each level only and unique tiling on the ground goes to explain why this amazing architecture is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Basilica Reale Pontificia San Francesco da Paola, situated at Piazza del Piebiscito and opposite to the Royal Palace of Naples, looks majestic from the outside. The columns look Greek and the facade styled just like Pantheon in Rome. I am not sure of the interior as the doors were closed by the time we got there.
Along the way by the coast, Statue of Augustus (Statua di Augusto), the first emperor of the Roman Empire.