What to do and see in San Ferdinando, Campania: The Best Things to do

November 21, 2021 Sheron Bogner

Romantic Naples, two hours south of Rome, is the largest city in southern Italy. It has some of the world's best opera and theater houses and is often called an open-air museum, due to its many historic statues and monuments. Join families on promenade as the sun sets on the Bay of Naples. View finds from Pompeii and Herculaneum, destroyed by Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale or revel in the art and architecture of Museo Cappella Sansevero, built in the late 1500s.
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1. Museo del Corallo Ascione

Piazzetta Matilde Serao 19 Angiporto Galleria Umberto I, secondo piano, 80132, Naples Italy +39 081 411300 [email protected] http://www.museodelcorallo.it
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Museo del Corallo Ascione

By appoinment. CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE UNTIL 2 SETTEMBER 2019 The coral and cameos jewellery museum Ascione is in Naples inside the Galleria Umberto I building, opposite the opera-Teatro di San Carlo and near the Royal Palace of Naples. Here you can visit a museum founded as a tribute to the past generations engaged in this successful activity by Ascione Family. It also includes a didactic and an artistic sections, displaying not only hundreds of jewels as witnesses of red coral and Cameo manufacture from 1805 to 1950, but also ancient documents, tools, machinery and pictures to revive and to go on along a journey started 150 years ago.

2. Galleria Borbonica

Vico del Grottone 4 Zona Piazza Plebiscito, 80132, Naples Italy +39 081 764 5808 [email protected] http://www.galleriaborbonica.com/it/home/
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Galleria Borbonica

Enchanting scenery that unfolds to the eyes of visitors, a secret place full of history and magic atmosphere.An emotional journey that conducts visitors in the new section of the underground of Naples. It is situated in Vico del Grottone 4, from to 150 mt. to Plebiscito Square. Until a few years ago it wasa veterinary laboratory, now is the entrance of the Bourbon Tunnel. A staircase with 8 ramps, 33 yards deep descending into the belly of Chiaia. The second entry is in Via Domenico Morelli,40, through the crosswalk of “Quick parking”.The Tunnel was built in 1853 by Ferdinand II of Bourbon, who, concerned about the outbreak of rebellion, he asked for an escape from the Royal Palace to the barrack in Via della Pace, now Via Morelli. The work was uncompleted and, during the second World War, was used by residents of the area as a military hospital, later becoming the Hall Judicial Deposit.The war left its mark even in the subsoil. That’s way there are handwrite, folding beds, messages of wish and desolation of those who lived it and still maintains its memory. Along the tunnel thereare also the evidences, 530 meters, where visitors can discover the history of real life. Through the spacious streets, it’s easy reachable the network of tunnels and cisterns of seventeenth-century,large buildings, where worked the "pozzari", the only connoisseur of Naples underground.The show is stunning, but that's not finished. On Via Morelli appear statues dating back to fascist period and many cars and motorcycles, abandoned for years, freed from piles of rubbish, arranged and illuminated ad hoc for the route.Nothing is left to chance, even lighting, perfectly integrated with the path of the visitors.Since today everything is possible to visit. Five years ago the scenery was completely different.Rubbish, degradation, wastes of all kinds covered the reliquaries.

Reviewed By 924silvioc

Excellent tour, an amazing place to visit and a snapshot of life in Naples during WWII Lots of thanks to Lorena for the excellent explanation

3. Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli a Pizzofalcone

Via Monte di Dio Piazza Santa Maria degli Angeli, 80132, Naples Italy
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Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli a Pizzofalcone

4. Palazzo Mannajuolo

Via Gaetano Filangieri 37, Naples Italy
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Palazzo Mannajuolo

5. Piazza del Plebiscito

Piazza Del Plebiscito, Naples Italy
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Piazza del Plebiscito

This square of the people (plebiscito) is the largest in Naples and the site of two admirable monuments of the city: the Naples Royal Palace and the Church of San Francesco di Paola.

Reviewed By Dc3108 - Melbourne, Australia

This huge square free from traffic is sparse and surrounded by historic buildings that are too beautiful to ignore. The kids loved running around the huge square (not too many places you can do that in Naples) whilst we admired the majestic buildings and statues.

6. Teatro di San Carlo

Via San Carlo 98 / F, 80132, Naples Italy +39 081 797 2412 [email protected] http://www.teatrosancarlo.it/
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Teatro di San Carlo

The Teatro di San Carlo was designed by the architects Giovanni Antonio Medrano and Angelo Carasale for the monarch since Charles wanted a new and larger theatre for Naples to replace the old and dilapidated Teatro San Bartolomeo of 1621. On 12 February 1816 the San Carlo was destroyed by fire. The Theatre was re-designed by the architect Antonio Niccolini and rebuilt within ten months on order of King Ferdinand IV. In 1845 there was additional refurbishment and, by 1854, the theatre's interior appearance changed to the now-traditional red and gold.Now carefully restored to its former splendour, the San Carlo is the oldest working theatre in Europe.

Reviewed By 759elib - Sydney, Australia

Grand, grand opera house, one of the oldest in the world. Hard to believe it was built in a few months in 1737. Its architecture is perfect with the foyer, balcony outstanding in enhancing the facade.. the royal box is bijou. Sitting here for a concert is a dream come true.

7. Chiaia

Piazza Vittoria, 80122, Naples Italy
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Chiaia

This is the high-rent district of Naples where via Chiaia is located, the Madison Avenue of the city.

8. Castel dell'Ovo

Via Eldorado 3 L'accesso al castello è gratuito. L'orario indicato è quello estivo., 80132, Naples Italy +39 081 795 6180 http://www.comune.napoli.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/1433
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Castel dell'Ovo

Reviewed By PaulM569 - Derby, United Kingdom

There are some excellent views across the Bay of Naples to Vesuvius from here including the quaint Borgo Marinari. There is also a short description of the history of the site for those who are interested. Entry is free. I particularly liked the “tame” seagull who must have featured in a thousand selfies and has worked out that all (s)he has to do is stand there and 1 in 20 people will feed her/him. Why fly for food when the food will fly to you?

9. Palazzo Reale

Piazza del Plebiscito 1, 80132, Naples Italy +39 081 580 8255 https://www.facebook.com/PalazzoRealeNapoliUfficiale/
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Palazzo Reale

Reviewed By NSandM - Scottsdale, United States

Many people who visit aren’t familiar with the rich and diverse history of Naples, you can learn a lot about it just from the outside walls of the royal palace, for example there is a display of statues at the entrance facing piazza del Plebiscito, that depict each of the kings of Naples, the crazy thing being none of them came from the same place, they came from all different corners of the world and brought with them extensive culture and tribes that contribute to Naples’ diverse and unique culture. Buy a ticket take the tour!

10. Santa Lucia

Naples Italy
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Santa Lucia

Reviewed By StephenCr0ss - Dublin, Ireland

Having read all the reviews we took a stroll over to the area. It’s a very nice area and the little island with the restaurants bars and the castle is well worth a visit. The Grand Hotel Santa Lucia overlooks it and is a great place to stay.

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