Naples: what offers the city to its guests completely free of charge

Naples is rich in sights, many of which tourists can visit for free.

On the list of the most significant is, of course, Castel dell'Ovo, which is rightfully considered a symbol of Naples. This medieval fortress on an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea is connected by a narrow embankment to Naples. It is assumed that it was here in the VI century. BC e. Greek colonists founded the city. In the Roman era, the commander Lucullus built his villa here. For centuries, only monks lived on the island. Only under Robert of Anjou did Castel dell'Ovo become a real castle. It got its name for its unusual shape (according to another version, because of a magic egg hidden under the castle by Virgil).

Fontanelle Cemeteryconsidered the most mysterious place in Naples. It has a long and dark history. The cemetery is built in natural caves at the foot of the Materdei Hill. In the 16th century, criminals, victims of the plague, and residents were buried here. It was only in 1872 that the tradition of caring for nameless skulls arose. They were given names, decorated with flowers, prayed for the deceased. At the entrance to the cave was built a small church dedicated to Our Lady of the Carmelites.

The Cathedral of Naples, consecrated in honor of the patron saint of the city Saint Januarius, located on Via Duomo, in the historic center of the city. Its main value is the chapel of St. Januarius. The main relic is kept in the crypt of the cathedral – a vessel with the blood of St. Januaria.

Also in the list of free places for tourists to visit, we note the following attractions:
— The National Library, founded in 1700
— Virgil's grave in a small park near Mergellina station
— Observatory on Capodimonte Hill
— The Church of the Gesu Nuovo is a masterpiece of Baroque art
— Church of San Domenico Maggiore in the historic center of Naples, built between 1283 and 1324, part of a former Dominican monastery
— Basilica of San Francesco di Paola in Plebiscite Square
— Numerous natural parks of the city: Capodimonte, Floridiana, Virgiliano, Poggio, Posilippo, Botanical Garden.
— Dozens of panoramic platforms: Bastions of Sant'Elmo, Belvedere San Martino, Caracciolo Embankment

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