The Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte all over the year attracts numerous tourists, especially during summer Neapolitan nights, when one star is sufficient to warm up our hearts…
The Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte is a part of the National Institute of Astrophysics- INAF- together with twelve similar structures of monitoring and research and four institutes of space astrophysics all around Italy. INAF is the major Italian authority regarding astronomical and astrophysical research from Earth and in Space.
The church of San Francesco da Paola on Piazza del Plebiscito square is one of the most representative monuments in Naples.
Designed in neoclassical style by an architect Pietro Bianchi (1787-1840), the basilica of San Francesco da Paola was ordered in 1817 by Ferdinand I as a votive offering (called ex-voto) for regaining the kingdom. The works lasted for over 30 years and were completed, in 1846, by apprentices of Bianchi.
For some time now a hillside district of Vomero has become popular between Italian and foreign tourists. Here are a few useful tips on how to spend a touristic day in the area.
The Vomero quarter is, strictly speaking, not a cultural heart of the city, on the contrary, sometimes it may seem the exact opposite. Nevertheless, there are some worthwhile tourist attractions and if the itinerary includes also a relaxing walk, shopping and lunch or dinner break, that’s how a hillside residential quarter becomes a new tourist destination in Naples.
In order to fully enjoy Naples it is essential to discover the most hidden sites. One of them is certainly the Park of Pausilypon.
The Seiano Grotto. The park is located in the bay of Trentaremi, on the Posillipo hill, and the access is through a tunnel known as Grotta di Seiano, which entrance is placed on discesa Coroglio that connects Posillipo with the city of Bagnoli, and so Neapolis with the phlegraean area. The tunnel was engraved by slaves in Roman era in order to enable a transport of goods in both directions. Today the gallery is narrower and lower from the original due to the accumulation of soils and other materials. Its contemporary appearance is a result of renovation by Bourbons in the 18th century.