Price of admission:Reduced rate: 6 euros.
Free rate: under 18 and all the public on the first Sunday of the month.
Once we have made the visit to the Archaeological Museum of Naples we can continue on the Enrico Pessina road until we reach Piazza Dante.
Second day in Naples: the historic center
Panoramic views of Naples (c) Pixabay
On this safe day we will stroll through the charming Spanish Quarter and we will visit the two castles that dominate the skyline of Naples: The Castel Nuovo and the Castle of Sant'Elmo Where you can enjoy a great sunset. In our itinerary we will try to take advantage of the descents and public transport to avoid the strong cost that we must cover to reach the castle of San Elmo.
It is worth walking through Via Toledo, discovering its porches and shops. It is one of the most beautiful avenues in southern Italy. Through it we approach the Spanish neighborhood. Its name comes from the Aragonese and Castilian past of the city, conquered and inhabited during the 16th and 18th centuries.
The Spanish Quarter is located between the two castles of the city: Castel Nuovo and Sant'Elmo. It is an iconic neighborhood where we will find that usual chaos that defines the city of Naples. In this area you will find small chapels practically in every corner dedicated to some saint, also a small restaurant where you can try fast but homemade food.
For the Spanish Quarter it is not necessary to follow a specific itinerary, let yourself go, walk with your wallet and move towards the port to reach Castel Nuovo, the next stop along the way during our second day visiting Naples. It is worth mentioning that the Spanish Quarter presents a rather squared aspect, so orientation is quite easy.
Itinerary of the second day touring Naples
Castel Nuovo Or, Castillo Nuevo, at first glance you need a good face wash because of the dark color of the volcanic stone that was used during construction. Facing the port of Naples, this fortress dominates the sea and the entrance to the city of Naples. Despite its name, its origins date back to the fifteenth century under the power of the Crown of Aragon. The interior there is a Civic Museum that can be visited and thus take advantage to see it inside. We are left with the external stamp of the castle and we chose to continue the visit to Naples.
From this point I recommend you get on the subway at the Municipality stop to get off at Dante and take a walk to Piazza Montesanto. From here the funicular that will take us to the Castle of Sant'Elmo although we must cover the walking meters.
From the Castle of San Elmo, located on the hill of Vomero, we will enjoy the best views to Naples with all the bay and city under our feet and Mount Vesuvius in the background. It is open until 6:30, so depending on the time of year we can enjoy a spectacular sunset from the same castle.
The entry at the beginning of summer 2019 is of 5 euros, the museum seems to be in the process of development and the most interesting thing is once again the beautiful views that this privileged watchtower covers in Naples.