What to see for free in Naples

Naples is a city that offers you many opportunities to do tourism.

History, art, culture, good food, spectacular landscapes with a climate always conducive to the psychophysical wellbeing of people. Naples is a surprisingly cheap city. So cheap that sometimes it can create perplexities in those who are considering a visit to the city.

It is right to clarify this aspect.

Generally you associate a high price with a quality product and a low price to a poor, mediocre product. This axiom in Naples skips.

The economic product is of excellent quality.

Naples is essentially seen as an economic city. It is true, but partly. Do not worry if you want to spend a lot of money in Naples there are luxury restaurants, luxury boutiques, very high quality tailor shops and therefore very expensive.

Here are a few lines, so many stereotypes have been blown up, we will have time and space on our blog to develop and deepen this concept, but now let's focus on.



Piazza del Plebiscito


Piazza del Plebiscito is the largest square in Naples and one of the largest in Italy. It is located between Borgo Santa Lucia and Piazza Trieste e Trento. In the square we can admire the Royal Palace, built in 1600. In front of the Palace, we can visit the church of San Francesco di Paola, commissioned by the Bourbons: the church was completed in 1846, reflects the neoclassical taste of the time and resembles the central part to the Pantheon and the colonnade to the Basilica of San Pietro.




Spaccanapoli, as the name implies, is the road that divides the ancient city in two. On the other hand, Spaccanapoli is an open-air museum ... for free! Starting our walk from Piazza del Gesù, we can admire the church of Gesù Nuovo, the obelisk of the Immaculate. Going towards via San Biagio dei Librai, we can see the Monastery of Santa Chiara, the church of San Domenico Maggiore, the statue of the god Nile and one of the horses inside the Palazzo Carafa. The curious decoration on horseback is a gift made to Carafa by Lorenzo the Magnificent!


Castel dell’Ovo


Castel dell'Ovo is located on the islet of Megaride, in the middle of the sea. The castle is very impressive and enjoys a beautiful view! You can not absolutely lose it! The area is called Borgo Marinari and is a tourist area. For this reason, the few commercial activities are mostly bars and restaurants, but there are shops and workshops for boating.


Basilica di San Lorenzo Maggiore


The basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore is one of the most interesting examples of stratification from the Greek-Roman period. In fact, over the centuries the church has undergone many changes: the first plant was built by the Franciscans around the end of the thirteenth century, instead of an early Christian basilica. The basilica, as we know it, has a French Gothic style with a single central nave, a beautiful apse and 23 side chapels.


San Gregorio Armeno


San Gregorio Armeno is the most characteristic street in the historic center of Naples. It can be affirmed with certainty that it is the most famous street in the world for the presence of artisans who manufacture shepherds for the nativity scene. Whether it's summer or winter you can always breathe Christmas air. It is said that the crib art of San Gregorio Armeno has remote origins: in fact, in classical times there was a temple in Cerere, to which the citizens offered as small votive small terracotta statuettes, manufactured in the nearby shops. Come on, what are you waiting to go?


Botanical garden


The botanical garden is the most important in Italy for the extent and number of species present. Currently the Garden is organized according to an ecological criterion with different areas. We can find the beach, the Mediterranean spot, a rocky area and a desert area. The Botanical Garden is all to be discovered and it's free!


Villa Floridiana


Villa Floridiana, located in the Vomero district, is among the green lungs of Naples. The park is ideal for a break: there are numerous green areas, refreshment points and a breathtaking belvederemo, from which you can admire the sea and the Chiaia district from above. But the Floridiana is not just a park: inside there is the Museo Duca di Martina, which includes one of the largest Italian decorative arts collections.