50 Sights in Napoli, Italy (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Napoli, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 50 sights are available in Napoli, Italy.

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1. Torre La Brava

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The Carmine Castle was a castle in Naples, Italy. It was one of the fortifications built by the Spaniards under viceroy Pedro Álvarez de Toledo in the mid-16th century as part of the Spanish plans to surround the city with walls and forts. It stood at what was then the south-east corner of the walled city, that wall then turning in to the north. The fortress had great strategic value in the military history of the city up to and including the defense of the Neapolitan Republic of 1799 against the returning royalist forces of king Ferdinand IV. In order to make room for a modern road along the sea and the port of Naples, the fortress/castle was demolished in 1900 as part of the great urban renewal of Naples of that period. Two towers and fragmentary ruins still stand as historic markers.

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2. Cimitero delle Fontanelle

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The Fontanelle cemetery in Naples is a charnel house, an ossuary, located in a cave in the tuff hillside in the Materdei section of the city. It is associated with a chapter in the folklore of the city. By the time the Spanish moved into the city in the early 16th century, there was already concern over where to locate cemeteries, and moves had been taken to locate graves outside of the city walls. Many Neapolitans, however, insisted on being interred in their local churches. To make space in the churches for the newly interred, undertakers started removing earlier remains outside the city to the cave, the future Fontanelle cemetery. The remains were interred shallowly and then joined in 1656 by thousands of anonymous corpses, victims of the great plague of that year.

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3. Castel dell'Ovo

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Castel dell'Ovo is a seafront castle in Naples, located on the former island of Megaride, now a peninsula, on the Gulf of Naples in Italy. The castle's name comes from a legend about the Roman poet Virgil, who had a reputation in the Middle Ages as a great sorcerer and predictor of the future. In the legend, Virgil put a magical egg into the foundations to support the fortifications. It remains there along with his bones, and had this egg been broken, the castle would have been destroyed and a series of disastrous events for Naples would have followed. The castle is located between the districts of San Ferdinando and Chiaia, facing Mergellina across the sea.

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4. Chiesa di Santa Maria della Mercede e Sant'Alfonso Maria de' Liguori

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Santa Maria della Mercede e Sant'Alfonso Maria de' Liguori is a Roman Catholic church located in via San Sebastiano #1 in the historic center of Naples, Italy. It rises on the South-Eastern corner of the intersection of Via San Sebastiano - Via Santa Maria di Constantinopoli, and the Vico San Pietro da Maiella and the outlet of the Via Port'Alba, a narrow alley starting at the medieval gate of Port'Alba. The Vico San Pietro da Maiella feeds into the southernmost end of Via dei Tribunali, corner with via San Sebastiano, and on the Vico, neighboring to the east and behind the church, stands the Conservatory of San Pietro a Majella.

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5. Basilica di Santa Lucia a Mare

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The Pontifical Little Cathedral of Saint Lucia's Mare Sanctuary, an immortal church in Naples, is a parish with the dignity of a sanctuary and was recently declared the Little Cathedral. Sanctuary Cathedral is located in Saint Lucia, the historical center of Naples. It has always been a pilgrimage destination, built as a parish in the second half of the eighteenth century and elevated to a parish shrine in the second half of the twentieth century, dedicated to the worship of St. Lucia. The Diocese is a diocese in the Archdiocese of Naples.

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6. Catacombe di San Gennaro

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The Catacombs of San Gennaro are underground paleo-Christian burial and worship sites in Naples, Italy, carved out of tuff, a porous stone. They are situated in the northern part of the city, on the slope leading up to Capodimonte, consisting of two levels, San Gennaro Superiore, and San Gennaro Inferiore. The catacombs lie under the Rione Sanità neighborhood of Naples, sometimes called the "Valley of the Dead". The site is now easily identified by the large church of Madre del Buon Consiglio.

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7. Villa Comunale

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The Villa Comunale is a park in Naples, southern Italy. It was built in the 1780s by King Ferdinand IV on land reclaimed along the coast between the main body of the city and the small port of Mergellina. The park was originally a "Royal Garden", reserved for members of the royal family, but open to the public on special holidays such as the Festival of Piedigrotta. The park was opened to the general public on a permanent basis in 1869 after the unification of Italy.

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8. Chiesa della Pietà dei Turchini

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The Church of Pietà dei Turchini is a religious building in Naples, Italy. A smaller church, located on Rua Catalana, was built originally in 1592–1595 by the Confraternity of the Incoronatella. This church was nearly destroyed by an explosion in the Castel Nuovo in 1638. It was rebuilt in 1638–1639, and retitled Santa Maria Incoronatella della Pietà dei Turchini when it acquired a dome. The facade was completed in 1769–70 by Bartolomeo Vecchione.

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9. Fontana del Capone

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The Capone Fontana is one of the fountains of Naples and is located in the ancient center, in via Egyptian in Forcella, in front of another much larger fountain, that of the scapigliata. According to the jargon of cultural heritage, this in question, it would be an ornamental fountain, but, if we consider the historical examination, this is not exact because it was part of the plan of renewal of public services issued by the viceroy Don Pedro de Toledo.

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10. Santa Caterina a Formiello

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Santa Caterina a Formiello is a church in Naples, in southern Italy, located at the extreme eastern end of the old historic center of the city, on Via Carbonara and Piazza Enrico de Nicola, near the gate called Porta Capuana. The term Formiello comes from the forms or containers for water spouts found in the convent. Diagonally across the street and South is the Fontana del Formiello against the rear wall of the imposing Castel Capuano.

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11. Fontana del Nettuno

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The Fountain of Neptune is a monumental fountain, located in Municipio square, in Naples, Italy. The fountain until the end of 2014 was located across the street of via Medina across from the church of Santa Maria Incoronata, Naples and a few doors south of the church complex of Pieta di Turchini. Now the fountain is located in front of the Town hill building, its location changed due to the construction of the new underground station.

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12. Chiesa della Misericordiella

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The church of Santa Maria della Misericordia to the virgins is one of the churches of Naples, located in the heart of the historic center, on the corner of via Porta San Gennaro and via Misericordiella, right in the entrance area at the village of Virgins, at the height of Porta San Gennaro. It is part of a complex comprising the former hospital and the Oratory of the Archconfraternity of the nobles of Santa Maria della Misericordia.

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13. Chiesa di Santa Maria ad Ogni Bene dei Sette Dolori

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Santa Maria ad Ogni Bene dei Sette Dolori, also known as Santa Maria de Sette Dolori, is a Roman Catholic church in Naples, Italy. It stands on a hill, providing an excellent view of Spaccanapoli, a Decumanus of Naples which ends across via Francesco Girardi. From the door of the church, one has a direct view across Naples through the straight decumanus. The church also faces the former convent of Santissima Trinità delle Monache.

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14. Basilica di San Lorenzo Maggiore

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San Lorenzo Maggiore is a church in Naples, Italy. It is located at the precise geographic center of the historic center of the ancient Greek-Roman city, at the intersection of via San Gregorio Armeno and via dei Tribunali. The name "San Lorenzo" may also refer to the new museum now opened on the premises, as well as to the ancient Roman market beneath the church itself, the Macellum of Naples.

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15. Teatro di San Carlo

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The Real Teatro di San Carlo, as originally named by the Bourbon monarchy but today known simply as the Teatro (di) San Carlo, is an opera house in Naples, Italy, connected to the Royal Palace and adjacent to the Piazza del Plebiscito. It is the oldest continuously active venue for opera in the world, having opened in 1737, decades before either Milan's La Scala or Venice's La Fenice.

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16. Gesù Vecchio dell'Immacolata di Don Placido

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The Gesù Vecchio is a church in Naples, Italy. Its full title is the Basilica Sanctuary of the Gesù Vecchio or Basilica Sanctuary of the Immaculate Conception and Don Placido. It was founded in 1554 and promoted to minor basilica status in 1958. Its name distinguishes it from the nearby Gesù Nuovo, built to cope with the expansion of the Jesuit order in the city.

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17. Chiesa di Sant'Eligio Maggiore

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Sant’Eligio Maggiore is a church in Naples, southern Italy. It is located near Piazza Mercato, and was built during the reign of Charles of Anjou by the same congregation that built the nearby Sant’Eligio hospital in 1270. It is the first church built in Naples by the Angevin dynasty and therefore the first one in Gotico Angioiano style.

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18. Porta Nolana

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The Porta Nolana is the remnant of one of the medieval city gates in Naples, Italy. It is located in Piazza Nolana, near a local train station, Napoli Porta Nolana with the Circumvesuviana lines, and a bustling local pedestrian market, Mercato di Porta Nolano, known for seafood. It takes its name from the road that lead to Nola.

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19. Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara

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San Giovanni a Carbonara is a Gothic church in Naples, Southern Italy. It is located at the northern end of via Carbonara, just outside what used to be the eastern wall of the old city. The name carbonara was given to this site allocated for the collection and burning of refuse outside the city walls in the Middle Ages.

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20. Museo civico Gaetano Filangieri

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The Museo Civico Filangieri is an eclectic collection of artworks, coins, and books assembled in the nineteenth century by Gaetano Filangieri, prince of Satriano, who gave it to the city of Naples as a museum. It is housed in his former palace, Palazzo Cuomo on Via Duomo, by the church of San Severo al Pendino.

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21. Palazzo della Borsa

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The Palazzo della Borsa is a monumental 19th-century palace located in the Piazza of the same name in Naples, region of Campania, Italy. The building, built in an academic and elaborate Neo-renaissance style formerly housed the local stock exchange (Bourse), but now home to the Neapolitan Chamber of Commerce.

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22. San Domenico Soriano

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Santa Domenico Soriano Church, named after the miraculous image of Santa Domenico Soriano, is an immortal church in Dante Square in Naples. Here, his body is buried on a high altar. In 2018 he was dubbed Santa Domenico Soriano and Santa Domenico Soriano was dubbed Santa Domenico Soriano Arno

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23. Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Genovesi

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San Giorgio dei Genovesi is a church on Via Medina in the Center of Naples, Italy. It is adjacent and just north of the Church of the Santa Maria Incoronata, two doors south from the Palazzo d’Aquino di Caramanico, and across the street from the Church of the Pietà dei Turchini.

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24. Basilica di Santa Restituta

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Santa Restituta is a church in Naples, southern Italy, dedicated to Saint Restituta. The foundation of the basilica is attributed to the Emperor Constantine the Great in the 4th century and is mentioned in a passage from the life of Pope Sylvester I in the Liber pontificalis:

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25. Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco

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The church of the Purgatorio ad Arco, or Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco is a religious edifice in central Naples, Italy, located on Via dei Tribunali. The church is two blocks west of the church of Santa Maria Maggiore della Pietrasanta on Via dei Tribunali.

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26. Chiesa di Santa Maria Egiziaca a Pizzofalcone

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Santa Maria Egiziaca a Pizzofalcone is a Baroque-style, Roman Catholic, Basilica church on the street of the titular name in the hill of Pizzofalcone, in the historic center of Naples, region of Campania, Italy. The church layout was initially designed by Cosimo Fanzago.

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27. Chiesa di Sant'Anna dei Lombardi

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Sant'Anna dei Lombardi,, and also known as Santa Maria di Monte Oliveto, is an ancient church and convent located in piazza Monteoliveto in central Naples, Italy. Across Monteoliveto street from the Fountain in the square is the Renaissance palace of Orsini di Gravina.

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28. Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta (Duomo)

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The Naples Cathedral, or Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, is a Roman Catholic cathedral, the main church of Naples, southern Italy, and the seat of the Archbishop of Naples. It is widely known as the Cattedrale di San Gennaro, in honour of the city's patron saint.

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29. Parco dell'Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte

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The Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte is the Neapolitan department of Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, the most important Italian institution promoting, developing and conducting scientific research in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and space science.

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30. Museo nazionale della ceramica Duca di Martina

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The National Museum of Ceramics Duca Di Martina is a historical and artistic site situated inside of the Villa Floridiana Park in Naples, Italy. The building used to be one of Campania’s Bourbon royal residences and since 1927 this residence has hosted the museum.

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31. Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli alle Croci

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Santa Maria degli Angeli alle Croci is a Baroque style, Roman Catholic church in Naples, Italy, located on via Veterinaria, near the Botanical Gardens. The extramural church gained its name because the road leading up to this hill here passed a series of crosses.

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32. Fontana di Capodimonte

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The Capodimonte fountain is one of the historical fountains of Capodimonte (Naples); located at the Tondo of Capodimonte, in the immediate vicinity there is the basilica of the incorrect mother of the good advice and the monumental fountain of the Duchess.

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33. Mausoleo Schilizzi

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The Mausoleo Schilizzi, also known as the Mausoleum of Posillipo or Ara Votiva per i Caduti della Patria is a monumental mausoleum built in the 1880s in a Neo-Egyptian style. It is located at Posillipo, Naples, and overlooks the bay from atop a hillside.

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34. Chiesa di Santa Teresa degli Scalzi

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Santa Teresa degli Scalzi is a church in Naples, Italy, located in via Santa Teresa degli Scalzi, a wide street opened during 1806–1810, to connect the historic center of Naples to the zone of Capodimonte. The church is generally closed to the public.

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35. Palazzo delle Arti Napoli

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The Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli is a museum in the city of Naples, located in the historic Carafa di Roccella - a monumental building located in the neighbourhood of Chiaia, via dei Mille ; it hosts exhibitions of contemporary art in its many forms.

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36. Basilica di San Paolo Maggiore

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San Paolo Maggiore is a basilica church in Naples, southern Italy, and the burial place of Gaetano Thiene, known as Saint Cajetan, founder of the Order of Clerics Regular. It is located on Piazza Gaetano, about 1-2 blocks north of Via dei Tribunali.

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37. Basilica di Santa Maria della Pazienza

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Santa Maria de la Pazzinia Sanctuary is a complex built in 1601, consisting of an ancient hospital and a cathedral of the same name; It is located in the Cesarea Square in Naples, in the Avvocata district, near Santissima Trinit à alla Cesarea.

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38. Chiesa di Santa Maria Stella Maris

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The church of Santa Maria Stella Maris is a neo -Gothic church of Naples; It was built around the early twentieth century in via Lucrezia D'Alagno, in the historic center of the city, in the immediate vicinity of the Sellaria fountain.

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39. Chiesa di Sant'Aspreno al Porto

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The church of Sant'Astano al Porto, also known as the church of Sant'Astreno ai Tintori, is a place of worship in Naples; The building is located near the port, in via Sant'Ashpreno, incorporated in the side of the Palazzo della Borsa.

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40. Porta San Gennaro

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The Porta San Gennaro is one of the ancient gates of the city of Naples, located just southwest of the edge of the Piazza Cavour, just off the busy Via Foria and leading to a pedestrian alley, just east and parallel to Via Duomo.

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41. Chiesa di San Severo fuori le mura

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The church of San Severo outside the walls (better known as San Severo to Health) is an ancient church of Naples and stands in one of the most populous neighborhoods of the Campania capital, in Piazza San Severo in Capodimonte.

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42. Villa Pignatelli

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The Villa Pignatelli is a museum in Naples in southern Italy. The villa is located along the Riviera di Chiaia, the road bounding the north side of the Villa Comunale on the sea front between Mergellina and Piazza Vittoria.

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43. Chiesa di San Carlo all'Arena

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San Carlo all'Arena is a Roman Catholic church built in a Baroque-style layout with a Neoclassic façade, and located on via Foria in the quartiere or neighborhood of the San Carlo all'Arena, in the city of Naples, Italy.

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44. Chiesa di Santa Maria del Soccorso all'Arenella

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Santa Maria del Soccorso all’Arenella is a parish church, located in the Piazzetta Arenella in the Rione of Arenella of Naples, Italy. Tradition holds that this church was the parish church for Salvatore Rosa in Naples.

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45. Obelisco di Portosalvo

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The Portosalvo obelisk is an obelisk from Naples, located in via Alcide De Gasperi, on the side of the church of Santa Maria di Portosalvo. It is one of the last obelisks to have been erected in order of time in the city.

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46. Basilica di San Gennaro fuori le mura

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San Gennaro extra Moenia is a church in Naples, Italy. It is located in the Rione Sanita on the large road that leads up to the Capodimonte museum and is an example of so-called paleo-Christian architecture in the city.

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47. Chiesa di Santa Maria in Cosmedin

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The church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin or Santa Maria di Portanova is an ancient church of Naples located in Piazza Portanova, near Corso Umberto I. According to a legend it was founded by the Emperor Constantine I.

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48. Basilica dell'Incoronata Madre del Buon Consiglio

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The Madre del Buon Consiglio is a Roman Catholic church in Naples, southern Italy. It is located on the hillside leading up to the Capodimonte palace and art museum and is visible from many quarters of the city.

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49. Fontana della Marinella al Carmine

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The Marinella Fountain is one of the historical fountains of Naples; It is located in front of the Vado del Carmine and a few steps from the Aragonese towers of the demolished castle of Carmine, in via Marina.

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50. Chiesa di Santa Maria della Consolazione

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The church of Santa Maria della Consolazione in Villanova is a church of historical-monumental interest of the city of Naples. It is located in the ancient farmhouse of Villanova, in the Posillipo district.

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