HIDDEN

GEMS

Naples is gritty, crazy and chaotic. It’s also one of the most utterly fascinating places in Italy.  After all there is a reason Elizabeth Gilbert (Julia Roberts) found herself here!

 

VILLA DORIA D’ANGRI
culture - artsy - hidden gem
A neoclassical style villa decorated with extravagant Pompeian and oriental frescoes. There is a plaque in honour of Wagner, who composed the final notes of ‘Parsifal’ during his stay here! 

 

CASA ZEVOLA
art - culture - hidden gem
The apartment of the eclectic Neapolitan painter and poet Giuseppe Zevola offers a unique glimpse into his life. We particularly love the Baroque mirrors and the ceilings! 

 

CIMITERO DELLE FONTANELLE
historical - culture - hidden gem
It was first used as a mass burial ground following a devastating plague. Skulls and bones of the citizens are piled high against the walls in this macabre but fascinating site.  

 

PALAZZO DELLA BORSA
culture - historical - hidden gem
Not many know that it is still possible to visit the great ‘hall of transactions’, which were known as cries.

 

LARGO BARACCHE ART SPACE
historical - art - hidden gem
Beneath the ground, a series of tunnels originally built as shelters during World War II have been transformed into an artist-run space, hosting provocative exhibitions of contemporary art.

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