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Free Things To Do In Naples

Naples is a stunning city residing in south Italy and offers an incredibly vibrant historic past.

It’s home to some mesmerising ancient architecture, as well as beautiful views over the ocean. The Bay of Naples is a top holiday destination that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to its complex every single year.

If you’re in the process of planning a trip to the lovely Italian city, make sure to check out our guide below that includes details of the best free attractions in Naples, as well as the top paid attractions to enjoy in the city too!

Free Attractions in Naples

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Piazza del Plebiscito

Known as the largest piazza in Naples, Piazza del Plebiscito is a top free attraction to visit in Naples.

It’s an old-fashioned semi-circular piazza that’s absolutely teeming with quintessentially Italian charm and history.

Throughout Piazza del Plebiscito, you’ll find a plethora of indulgent cafes, numerous bars and restaurants, as well as plenty of benches where you could easily lose hours to people...

Caserta Royal Palace Entrance Ticket

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  • This palace, which is also popularly regarded as the Bourbon Kings former residence, now houses a University, a Public Library, a Large Theatre, the Monistenies, the Magistracy, a Cathedral Church and a Seminary.
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San Lorenzo Maggiore

San Lorenzo Maggiore is one of the top religious sites in Napoli, and for good reason; it’s absolutely beautiful!

Dating back to the Greco-Roman era, the San Lorenzo Maggiore is a mightily impressive Basilica that’s housed numerous tales and tragedies over the years.

Regardless of whether you’re a religious believer or not, you won’t be able to deny that the San Lorenzo Maggiore is a truly spectacular...

Experience a Napoli Home match with a local supporter

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  • This is a 6-hour tour activity that teaches the travellers the connection between the City of Naples and the Club Napoli attending a Napoli home match with Vincenzo, the local fan.
  • It is an interesting show that is held at the Stadio San Paolo. The local fan will with you his passion for his team and the knowledge of his city: from
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Via San Gregorio Armeno

If there’s one thing that you certainly won’t want to miss out on when visiting Naples, it’s Via San Gregorio Armeno.

This ancient street in the old center of Naples is teeming with character and charm and is one of the very best markets in the city.

It’s often nicknamed the “Nativity Street” as it’s home to numerous artisans who create scenes for the Christmas Nativities all over the...

Skip the Line: Entrance Ticket to National Archaeological Museum of Naples

clock Duration: 9 hours
  • The national archaeological museum is one of the most important museums in the world where precious and historical objects from the Roman era can be found.
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Duomo di Napoli

While it might not be as an impressive of a structure on the outside as other buildings in Italy such as the Colosseum in Rome or the Pantheon, the Duomo di Napoli offers unparalleled beauty within its towering walls.

As the Duomo has received plenty of alterations and “facelifts” over the years, the interior now includes a mishmash of different influences in terms of its architecture and religious...

Walk | Aperishop al Vomero

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  • The "Walk" is one of the best services for the traveler. It is the best way to visit a city in a carefree and happy way.
  • This amazing tour comes with a free map that you can use when you prefer. Without use restrictions, once purchased you can use it when you prefer! The appropriate term is "no stress, I'm on vacation.
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Villa Floridiana

One of the best free attractions in Naples if you’re looking for a quieter space in the city without venturing too far afield is the Villa Floridiana Park in the Vomero area.

Here, you’ll find ample open space where you can wander around at your own leisurely pace, while admiring the spectacular views out to sea from within the park’s grounds.

It’s a fantastic place to bring the whole family as you can...

Skip-the-Line Ticket in Catacombs of San Gennaro

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  • These 5600 square metres representation of historic and artistic extraordinary destination and is one of the most important in all South of Italy.
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MADRE Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, or Museo MADRE as it’s more commonly referred to, is a museum teeming with collections of contemporary art in the city centre of Naples.

This museum is the perfect place for art lovers to visit as it combines an eclectic mix of the ancient architecture of Naples city as its backdrop, along with the incredibly modern and unique installations and art collections inside the...

San Gaudioso Catacombs Skip-The-Line Ticket

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  • This particular site is one of the most important early Christian Cemetery in the city. You can discover what's below Naples ground with an entry ticket
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Castel dell’Ovo

The seaside castle of Castel dell’Ovo perches upon the once-island of Megaride, which is now a peninsula, on the Gulf of Naples.

While you might have to take a short boat journey to reach the castle, once you’re there, you’ll be provided with free entry to the castle complex’s grounds and interiors where you’ll be free to roam around at your own pace and explore the intricate designs of the...

Galleria Borbonica Entrance Ticket in Standard Route

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  • This location used to be a Veterinary Laboratory until few years ago. It's more like an enchanting scenery, unfolding before your very eyes. It is situated in Vico del Grottone 4, 100 metres from Plebiscito Square.
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Park Virgiliano

The scenic park of Parco Virgiliano resides on top of the hill in Posillipo and offers remarkable views out to sea.

It’s an incredibly romantic place in Naples, especially at sunset when you can watch the sun slowly going down over the horizon.

However, the park is also a charming place to visit with kids who will also appreciate the impressive and expansive views.

You’ll definitely want to pack your camera on...

Naples Underground Entrance Ticket

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  • A visit to the Naples underground is much like a visit to 2400 years in the past. This tour is an historic one that affords you the opportunity of seeing a whole different world in real life.
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Ethno Prehistory Museum

Situated within the rooms inside Castel dell'Ovo is the Ethno Prehistory Museum where you’ll find a whole manner of weird and wonderful objects, artefacts and statues.

It’s home to various carved bones and stones, ceramics, plus many metal and glassware artefacts from many stages during the Prehistoric era.

Fans of history and architecture will thoroughly enjoy a visit to the Ethno Prehistory Museum inside Castel...

Archaeological Museum of Naples with an Archaeologist

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  • Explore one of the most important archaeological museums in the world. See treasures from Pompeii and Herculaneum, with frescoes and mosaics from walls of homes as well as statues and ordinary+precious objects from the Roman...read more
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Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden of Naples stretches out for an impressive 15-hectares so it’s safe to say that you’ll find something to enjoy within the expansive grounds!

Not only is it a beautiful place for tourists to enjoy, but the Botanical Garden also plays an incredibly important role with regards to research and development of numerous species.

Inside, you’ll find a vast array of different plants and flowers,...

Pompeii Ruins & Volcano Vesuvius Tour with Private Guide & Skip-the-line Tickets

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  • The 79AD has been a crucial year for the Roman history, due to the tragedy that has involved the Campania region. As Pliny the Young reports into his letters, the eruption of the Vesuvius has been a dreadful event, leading to the destruction of the main cities settled on the volcano slopes – among them Pompeii. With your guide you will enter the...read more
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