Italy's third-largest city and the capital of the southern Campania region, Naples is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities and is therefore rich in historical landmarks.
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Many of Naples' top sights can be found within the historic city centre, which has a UNESCO protected status. During city breaks in Naples, you can also visit other fascinating sights, such as Pompeii, with a short trip out of town.
1. Royal Palace of Naples
Located along one edge of Piazza del Plebiscito is the Royal Palace of Naples, which was built in the 17th century in the baroque style. As the seat of the royal House of Bourbon followed by the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, it has a rich and fascinating history.
2. Piazza del Plebiscito
At the centre of the Old Town is the grand Piazza del Plebiscito, a great place to start or end a walking tour, as well as the perfect spot for lunch or gelato.
3. Castel Nuevo
A medieval castle dating from the 13th century, this large imposing fortress features five towers and a unique trapezoidal shape. Today it houses a museum and for visitors who reach the top of the towers, it offers amazing views across the city and out to sea.
4. Galleria Umberto I
It's not often that a shopping arcade is a must-see attraction, but the Galleria Umberto is not a typical shopping arcade. Built in 1891, it features a stunning glass ceiling and central glass dome, shining light onto the mosaic floor and throughout the four main shopping lanes.
5. Ancient Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
It's truly worth dedicating a day or even a half-day to making a visit to Pompeii, via Mount Vesuvius. The ruins of the ancient city are a haunting story of human devastation, but also an interesting way to learn about both everyday Roman life and the natural phenomena of volcanoes.