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Perched on a hilltop above Naples, Saint Elmo’s Castle offers incredible views over the city and the Bay of Naples below. Enjoy priority access with this skip-the-line entrance ticket and explore the 14th-century fortress, peek inside the historic Saint Elmo chapel, and walk the ramparts.
  • Single-use entrance ticket to Saint Elmo’s Castle in Naples
  • Explore the remarkably preserved ruins of the 16th-century Saint Elmo’s Castle
  • Enjoy spectacular views over Naples and the Bay of Naples
  • Dodge the crowds with skip-the-line entrance
  • Choice of multiple entrance times throughout the day
  • Self-guided tour offers greater flexibility
Make your own way to the hilltop Saint Elmo’s Castle, either on foot or by riding the funicular (own expense), then gain instant access with your skip-the-line ticket. Spend as long as you want exploring the castle, which dates back to 1329 and was built by order of Charles of Anjou.

Peek inside the castle and browse the exhibitions, which include displays from the Molaioli Library of Art, then admire the remains of the 12th-century Norman tower, the 16th-century Church of Sant'Elmo and the 17th-century Chapel of Santa Maria del Pilar. Finally talk a walk around the ramparts from where the views span the entire city of Naples and stretch out across the Bay of Naples.


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, Dec 2017

Fascinating place to visit even though there was torrential rain and a thunderstorm while we were there! Castel Sant'Elmo is an amazing historic building with a very impressive entry gate - a hexagonal medieval fortress built from volcanic tufa on the hilltop overlooking Naples not the seaside castle - Castel dell'Ovo - which I think is the one currently shown in the photo!. Some of the rooms within the castle are used as administration offices so are not open to the public but there is a restored church and an interesting art gallery in the parade quadrangle at the top and the view from the walkways and parapets would be excellent on a clear day. Well worth a visit. We enjoyed ours.

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