The Floridiana Park
A green lung in the center of the Vomero district which covers an area of about eight hectares. It owes its name to the Duchess of Floridia, Lucia Migliaccio, because it was donated to her by her husband, Ferdinando I di Borbone, as a holiday residence. Its gardens contain over 150 plant species. It is ideal for enjoying a beautiful sunny day lying on the lawn or on a bench, for a walk or to take children to play. Entrance to the park is completely free. Magnificent views of the Gulf of Naples that can be enjoyed from the lookout at the bottom of the park.
Vigna di San Martino
In Vomero, it extends for 7 hectares at the foot of the majestic fourteenth-century Certosa di San Martino. It is home to vineyards, citrus and other fruit species and offers a breathtaking view of the sea and Mount Vesuvius. It is accessed from Corso Vittorio Emanuele and is home to an agricultural company producing DOP wine managed by the non-profit organization "Piedi per la terra", which has been dealing with environmental education for 15 years, mainly aimed at children.
It covers 12 hectares and is home to over 2500 specimens of botanical species that make it a green place to visit, even just to take a walk through nature and breathe a bit of fresh air. A valley of green and silence in which to discover the beauty and the extraordinary nature and all its species. Many workshops and activities for children (http://www.ortobotanico.unina.it/).
A monumental area to enjoy leisure time, sport and culture. It is also characterized by a precious arboreal park, with tall trees and Mediterranean and tropical species, imported in the '40s from overseas, with rare and exotic plants. Possibility to go on guided tours, walks, jogging, biking and much more (www.mostradoltremare.it).
On the hill of Posillipo. From the belvedere site in the lower part of the park called "Valle dei re", you can enjoy one of the most evocative views of Naples. Not to be confused with Parco Virgiliano di Mergellina, which houses the tomb of the Latin poet Virgilio, it is home to a floristic heritage consisting of two hundred and fifty trees and 55 thousand shrubs. It covers an area of about ninety two thousand square meters and also includes a sports field, an amphitheater and a play area for children, as well as several kiosks and benches. It is also practicable by bike and just after the entrance you can have fun skateboarding or skating on the rink. It is ideal for children: after entering, there is a play area on the left; you can stop for a picnic in the green areas. Below the park lies the cave of Seiano, which is part of the archaeological park of Pausilypon and connects Coroglio with the Gaiola.
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