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Castel Sant'Elmo

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Address: Via Tito Angelini 20, 80129, Naples, Italy
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The Best View in Naples

I visit LOTS of castles and fortifications all over the world. And St, Elmo is one of the most memorable. It sits on one of the highest points in Naples and the 360 degree view... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 March 2013
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

I visit LOTS of castles and fortifications all over the world. And St, Elmo is one of the most memorable. It sits on one of the highest points in Naples and the 360 degree view alone is worth the entry fee and the climb. The fortification itself is awe inspiring and if there are military historians in your group, the... More 

1 Thank MikeE73
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

Not well enhamced but the history and grounds are amazing. Do not miss this walk and do not miss the history you can see, touch and feel.

Thank DPattersonInCH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2013 via mobile

The wall of the castle gives wonderful views over the city and the bay! We were there at sunset and it was gorgeous. The art exhibit inside was nice, but the highlight is the castle itself. Take time to walk the path surroundng the outside of the castle, especially as darkness descends. The rock formations take on amazing shadows and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2013

a short visit is not bad because it has a magnificent and panaromic view of Napoli but you can have it easily from outside of Castle.

Thank fara046
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2013

We visited here at the end the day, and we got in free as it was included in the Naples Art Card that we had. Its a very impressive castle - but you don't get to see much of the building itself. The view from the top is truly amazing - we were there are dusk fell and it was... More 

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2012 via mobile

If you wanna see all of Naples from above the St. Elmo is a definent! The drive up is entertaing and the Castle is Gorgeous although I was more sweap away by the views of Naples, you can see everything & it's more than worth it for 5 Euro a person & if you want to go to the museum... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012 via mobile

The trek up the funicular and then to the castle is well worth it for the views of Naples and over to Vesuvius. The art museum is worth a browse but otherwise theres little more to seE

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

This castle/military museum has free admission for the last hour of each day. Just get a ticket first. The views are unsurpassed when walking the ramparts. Worth the hassle of getting here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

Absolutely the finest views to be found in all of Naples. I honestly did not go in the museum but instead walked the walls of the Castel. Easy to walk around the entire Castel and take photos of the entire town. Breathtaking!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

Best views of Naples and the Bay, easy to get to by funicular and bus. Just a wonderful place to wander round and take in the 360 degree views.

Thank jaybuckz

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