After you discovered Naples from ground floor, you just have to reach a spot and admire the city from above.
Naples has a lot of Panoramic spots, from elegant cafe to the top of the hills.
From theese spots you can take a look of the amazing gulf coast landscape of Naples and all the other sights of the city. Here you have some tips to enjoy some of the breathtaking views of the city and other unmissable things to do in Naples, here you have the best panoramic views in Naples.
Certosa di San Martino and Castel Sant’Elmo
You can admire one of the best views of Naples landscape from the square in front of Certosa di San Martino, on Vomero hill. You can sit on a bench or lean on the little wall to have a view that includes the entire city and see Santa Chiara’s bell tower and Spaccanapoli, the street that splits Naples into two.
For a better view, you have to reach the top of Castel Sant’Elmo, from wich you can admire the entire Naples seafront, from Santa Lucia to Posillipo, Castel dell’Ovo, the Maschio Angioino, Piazza del Plebiscito, the port, Posillipo’s promontory, Capri island and, obviously, the Vesuvius.
Naples’s postcard image:
Saint Anthony’s terrace
Saint Anthony’s terrace, also known as terrace of Naples or “tredici scese” (thirteen slopes), is name of the terrace in front of Saint Anthony’s Church in Posillipo.
From Saint Anthony’s terrace you can admire the breathtaking postcard image of Naples, one of the most symbolic and representative image of the city, with the seafront, Castel dell’Ovo that stretches out to the sea and the Vesuvius on the background, surrounded by the blue of the sea and the sky that blend together, the image that made Naples famous around the wolrd.
Located on the hill of Posillipo, Parco Virigiliano, also known as “parco della rimembranza” (park of the remembrance), is a park made of several terraces overlooking the sea built on Posillpo’s promontory.
From every terrace you can admire a great view, including both the city, with historical center, the seafront, the gulf, the Phlegraean area with the neighborhoods of Agnano, Fuorigrotta and Pianura, Pozzuoli’s gulf, Bacoli’s gulf and Monte di Procida and Nisida’s islet.
From every terrace of Parco Virgiliano you can sight Pausyllipon archeological rests and then the Gaiola’s submerged park.
The highest place in Naples:
But you have to climb even higher to be delighted by the beauty of the city. From the Hermitage of Camaldoli, at 485 meters above sea level, undoubtedly the highest place of Naples, Belvedere located outside of the beautiful sixteenth-century church offers spectacular views of the entire city. Not only Vesuvius, promenade and old town but also the Sorrento peninsula and Capo Posillipo, the three Gulf Islands (Ischia, Capri and Procida), the hill of Vomero and the neighborhood of Fuorigrotta, Soccavo, Agnano, Pozzuoli and the Campi Flegrei. When the weather is clear you will enjoy from the hill of Camaldoli a wonderful and extensive view over much of the Campania that reaches the mountains of Lazio and Sannio, including the massive Roccamonfina, the archipelago of the Pontine islands and the plateau of Matese.