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Saint Elmo’s Castle (Castel Sant'Elmo) Tours

Saint Elmo’s Castle (Castel Sant'Elmo)
The hilltop Saint Elmo's Castle (Castel Sant'Elmo) is a stunning architectural relic that overlooks Naples and offers visitors some of the best panoramic views of the city. Hike up the hillside or take the funicular to the top to enjoy the ramparts and on-site chapel. On a clear day, expect lovely vistas across the Bay of Naples.

The Basics 
The views alone make it worth the climb to Saint Elmo's Castle. Explore this fortress, which was first built in the 14th century and then updated in the 16th century, and visit the chapel and on-site museum. After taking in the views, enjoy a scenic walk (or a quick funicular ride) back to the city center. 

This attraction is a top Naples destination, so you’ll want to pre-book admission to take advantage of skip-the-line entry. You can also enjoy entry free of charge with the Campania Arte Card. Many tours of Naples (including some food tours) include a stop at Saint Elmo’s Castle. 

Things to Know Before You Go 
  • Don't forget your camera; you'll want to snap photos of the panoramic views.
  • The castle offers coin-operated binoculars, restrooms, and an art musuem.
  • Travelers report that the exterior walkways are wheelchair accessible, though reaching the castle may be challenging.
How to Get There
The most convenient ways to reach Saint Elmo’s Castle are to walk or take the funicular: Take the F2 funicular line to the Morghen stop, which is located just steps from the castle.  

When to Get There
The castle is open daily. For views all the way to Capri, plan to visit when the sun in shining and the sky is clear. For the best value, visit on Tuesdays, when the castle offers discounted admission, or during one of the free admission days, including Father's Day and Cultural Diversity Day.

Where to Experience Art at the Castle
After you explore Saint Elmo's Castle and enjoy the spectacular views across Naples, don't miss the chance to take in the contemporary arts exhibitions at the on-site Museo Novecento Napoletano. The museum’s intimate gallery spaces house a collection of 20th century Italian art as well as works by notable artists such as Vincenzo Gemito.
Address: Via Tito Angelini, 22, Naples 80129, Italy
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Skip the Line: Saint Elmo's Castle Entry Ticket

Skip the Line: Saint Elmo's Castle Entry Ticket

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Perched on a hilltop above Naples, Saint Elmo’s Castle offers incredible views over the city and the Bay of Naples below. Enjoy priority access with this skip-the-line entrance ticket and explore the 14th-century fortress, peek inside the historic Saint Elmo chapel, and walk the ramparts.
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  • 2 hours
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Withlocals The 10 Tastings: Naples Private Food Tour

Withlocals The 10 Tastings: Naples Private Food Tour

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Discover the delicious foods of Naples on a half-day food tour led by your own private guide. Find out how chefs in Naples make their recipes as you enjoy tastings of dishes such as pizza, pasta, fish, and baked goods, accompanied by drinks such as prosecco and wine. You also learn about the city’s landmarks on a tour that can be personalized to your interests.
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Panoramic Tour

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Spaccanapoli Tour

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Naples is one of the largest and most enchanting cities of the Mediterranean. Capital of the Campania region is, by size, the third Italian municipality after Rome and Milan. The city dominates the homonymous gulf, which extends from the Sorrento peninsula to the volcanic area of the Phlegraean Fields and offers a very suggestive view, with the imposing volcano Vesuvius and, in the distance, three magnificent islands - Capri, Ischia and Procida - which they look like little jewels risen from the sea (3 / 4h of panoramic city tour) (piazza del plebiscito with the Royal Palace / Galleria Umberto I / Teatro San Carlo, the Ancient Center, Castel Sant'elmo, posillipo 'and the long sea of via partenope ) with experienced people who will be very eloquent in showing you the monuments of the city. Private local professional driver in English able to tell you what there is to see on your fantastic city tour.
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Naples, scenic tour of the city + SPA thermal baths. .

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Naples is one of the largest and most enchanting cities of art in the Mediterranean. Capital of the Campania region is, by size, the third Italian municipality after Rome and Milan. The city dominates the homonymous gulf, which extends from the Sorrento peninsula to the volcanic area of the Campi Flegrei and offers a very suggestive view, with the imposing Vesuvius volcano and, in the distance, three magnificent islands - Capri, Ischia and Procida - which they look like little jewels born from the sea. Panoramic city tour, Piazza del Plebiscito with the Royal Palace, Galleria Umberto I, San Carlo theater, Castel Sant'elmo, Posillipo and the seafront of Via Partenope. With expert people who will be very eloquent in showing you the monuments of the city. To finish 3/4 hours at the Terme di Baia, this spa complex offers us various wellness options, a thermal bath in the outdoor pool with hot water, saunas, massages, mud and whirlpools, all natural from the adjacent volcanoes.
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Panoramic Vespa Tour

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Napoli by the sea: 3h private boat tour

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Panoramic 1,5h boat tour in Naples

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Naples by Sea: Full-day Private Gozzo Boat Tour

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