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Top Attractions In Naples For Free

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...

Naples Seaside Bike Tour

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • Benefit from this tour to explore Naples and its surroundings on sightseeing tour by an electric bike.
  • The tour lets you ride along the coastline of the Gulf of Naples, Vesuvius and the Sorrento Peninsula.
  • The tour starts...
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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...

The coast of Naples by water bike

clock Duration: 60 to 90 min
  • Enjoy an exclusive 60 to 90 minutes tour to explore the beauty of nature in Naples on a water bike.
  • Start as a walking tour from the Caves of Palazzo Donn'anna, then stop by Posillipo, Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli and...
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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...

Naples Bike Tour

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • A bike tour round the ancient city archaeological city of Naples along with your team members and a local guide.
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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...

Naples Guided Tour by Bike

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  • A guided tour through the city of Naples in the company of other bikers which gives you an opportunity to exercise, socialize and get informed alongside too.
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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...

Amalfi Coast private tour from Naples Hotel or Port with English speaking driver

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  • A private tour from Naples through Amalfi Coast, with stop byes for sightseeing in several beautiful cities alongside the company of a tour guide.
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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...

Private Capri Island and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento

clock Duration: 7 hours
  • A private tour from your location at Naples/Sorrento to Capri Island and Blue Grotto all in one Day.
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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...

Private Day Tour: Herculaneum and Wine Tasting

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  • A standard tour around the ancient city of Herculaneum, where you will experience the left overs of the ancient ruins of 79 AD from the ports of Naples, Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Salemo.
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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...

Private Tour of Pompeii

clock Duration: 2 to 4 hours
  • A private tour around the city of Pompeii, with a private professional Tour Guide who is licensed and equipped with sufficient knowledge and expertise to give you the best tour experience.
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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...

Private Shore Excursion: Amalfi Coast from Naples

clock Duration: 8 hours
  • Explore UNESCO's World Heritage. A private excursion along Amalfi Coast from Naples.
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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,...

Private Shore Excursion from Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mt Vesuvius

clock Duration: 8 hours
  • This is a full - day exploration of the history behind how Pompeii and Herculaneum cities were buried by Volcanic Eruption.
  • An on - sites walking tour over the ruins and the archaeological findings of what Pompeii and Herculaneum...
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FAQs about Free Things to Do in Naples

There are many things you can do for free in Naples like booking free entry into some Naples museums, joining locals to do some free activities and others. This allows you to have fun and relax on a budget or save for further experiences on your trip.