Travel and Culture in Campania
Naples has got many artistic and architectural works of great value, as the ones present in Plebiscito Square, for example: St Francis di Paola’s Church (1816), that was inspired by the Roman Pantheon and Salerno Palace, built in the 18th century.
Another important monument is Palazzo Reale, built in the 17th century by Fontana, which is today the seat of the National Library and preserves numerous works of art. We recommend you to visit the seat of the University too, wanted by Frederick II in the 13th century, which is seat of the Museums of Zoology, Paleontology, Mineralogy and Petrography.
If you like walking in the city, you can also visit the marvellous St Augustine della Zecca’s Church (1300), with its majestic façade and the beautiful bell tower.
From Quadrivio del Capo you can enjoy beautiful walks to the enchanting Posillipo and reach Marechiaro, which is a small fishing village.
From the top of the built-up area you can see the ruins of the Fortuna Temple and then you can reach, travelling by sea, the ruins of a Roman building called the Spirits Palace.
Do not forget Pompei and Ercolano, which are a few Km from Naples, at the foot of Vesuvius and preserve their ancient and precious ruins, including the Thermal Baths, too.
These towns were completely destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 B.C. and today they are very important and wonderful archeological centres.
In Naples you can also find many museums that prove the artistic richness of this town, as the National Museum, the Capodimonte Museum and the Capodimonte National Gallery and the Museum of Palazzo Reale.