Walks

Walking tours

Villa Rosebery: a summer mansion of the President of the Italian Republic

Villa Rosebery is a summer residence of the Italian President in Naples.

The villa is located in a luxurious quarter of Posillipo. The name of the residence derives from its last private owner, Lord Rosebery, the eminent British politician and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in office between 1894-95. He purchased the villa in 1897 from the businessman Gustavo Delahante. The edifice had been constructed in the early 19th century and had changed owners several times. Most of them were foreigners, which proves a developing interest of foreigners, especially English, towards acquisition of estates in this area of the city. The goal of the Lord Rosebery was to enjoy his withdrawal from political life and dedicate himself to historic-literary studies.

Il Teatro San Carlo- the most beautiful theatre in the world

Naples San Carlo Theatre

The San Carlo Theatre is considered the most beautiful theater in the world.

The San Carlo Theatre, located nearby Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples, breaks a double record: it is both the oldest in Europe and the most beautiful theatre in the world. The news comes from the Italian ranking published online by Best5.

The "intelligent" stairs of Montesanto quarter

Naples Stairs Montesanto

The stairs of Montesanto connect Corso Vittorio Emanuele and a popular and antique quarter of Montesanto.

Constructed along the railroad of the funicular of Montesanto, today the stairs consist in a new location of exchange and meeting, thanks to an urban renovation of the quarter. Naples, being a city situated on hills, is crossed by several shortcuts, stairs and tracks that connect areas that have become distant as a consequence of the urban development and in particular by new streets, bridges and buildings. One of them are the stairs of Montesanto, an enchanting stroll in the heart of Naples.

The Palasciano Tower

Naples Capodimonte Palasciano Tower

The Palasciano Tower, situated on the hill of Capodimonte is an example of the Pre-Renaissance art in Naples. 

The tower located in Naples, on the hill of Capodimonte, reminds a lot of some edifices of Tuscan Renaissance. It is called Torre Palasciano, deriving the name from its constructor, the doctor Ferdinando Palasciano. The edifice has two levels and combines Neo Gothic and Renaissance style.

Strolling by the quarter of Santa Lucia

Naples Santa Lucia

A stroll through the antique quarter of Santa Lucia, a place where the city of Naples was founded.

The history of the quarter of Santa Lucia coincides with the history of Naples. The latter one was founded on Monte Echia in the 8th century B.C., where one of today’s main streets of the quarter, via Monte di Dio, is located.

The Death on the Piazza del Gesù

Naples Piazza del Gesù Nuovo

On the top of the obelisk of Immacolata on Piazza del Gesù Nuovo in Naples lurks a mysterious figure...

In Naples art history and monuments are veiled in mystery, as in case of the obelisk of Immacolata on the central Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, on the top of which appears disquieting figure. Horror genre, esoterism and mystery have always arouse curiosity. Today we present you those that you may encounter passing by the centre of Naples and, in particular, by Piazza del Gesù Nuovo. They may be introduced by the following, intriguing question: