Other Historic Castles of Naples
Our Castel dell'Ovo may be the most important and
oldest historic castle of the city, but it isn't the
only one. Naples is a city with roots in antiquity and
there are several other important castles to view.
Castel Nuovo - Also called Maschio Angioino
this "new" castle dates from 1279 and features an
impressive triumphal arch at the entrance. Almost two
kilometers along the coast, behind the Royal Palce and
overlooking the modern Marattin Stazion or cruise
terminal. Still used as government offices today as it
has been since the 13th century there is also a museum
of paintings and free entry into some parts of the
Royal Palace of Naples
- Situated overlooking the Piazza del Plebiscito
this historic structure is as much castle as palace.
With impressive gardens and wonderful displays of art
inside it is a must see while in the city. See how
the Kings of Naples lived with the displays of original
furniture, tapestries, paintings and sculptures.
Visit the Royal Chapel or the National LIbrary all
within the building.
Castel Sant'Elmo - Sited high up above the
city with commanding views this traditional fortress has
been build and rebuilt many times. The structures you
see today date mostly from the 16th century but the
oldest dates for a site here are from 1275. You an
see the Castel Sant'Elmo from Castel dell'Ovo and visa
versa. The interior of the castle is mostly still used
as government offices and is not open to the public. But
your 5 euro entrance ticket allows access to the grounds
and the viewing platform on the roof from which you can
see all of the city. website
And of course there are many
other attractions in Naples.