Castel Nuovo (Maschio Angioino) Tours

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Castel Nuovo, known locally as Maschio Angioino, has the imposing stone walls, soaring turrets, and crenellated ramparts of a storybook medieval castle. Built as the new royal residence between 1279 and 1282 by Charles I of Anjou, it is one of Naples' most striking buildings and home of the city’s Civic Museum. 

The Basics
Most of the current "New Castle" dates from the 15th century, when the Aragonese monarch Alfonso V carried out a number of renovations to the original building, including its white marble triumphal arch. At the end of the 1600s, Naples was annexed by Spain and the castle was downgraded to military fortress, but Charles III moved back in as king of Naples in 1734 and restored it to its former glory. Today, visitors can tour the castle's halls and courtyard, 14th-century Palatine Chapel decorated with fragments of frescoes from the Giotto school, and Museo Civico.

This castle is best visited with a tour guide as part of a Naples Segway tour or walking tour that includes visits to other landmarks such as the Castel dell'Ovo and Royal Palace. Alternatively, a visit to Castel Nuovo can be combined with a Neapolitan food tour or an archaeological tour of sites in Naples and nearby Pompeii.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Museo Civico is closed on Sundays, but the other areas of the castle remain open to visitors.
  • The castle and museum are completely accessible to wheelchairs via elevators and ramps.
  • Exploring the historic halls and towers of Castel Nuovo is especially fun for kids.
  • There are great views from the castle over the Bay of Naples and city center, so be sure to bring your camera.

How to Get There
Castel Nuovo is located in the center of Naples (Napoli) near the port; metro line 1 and bus line R2 both have Piazza Municipio stops near the castle. Naples is the largest city in Southern Italy and a main transport hub, so an easy day trip from Rome or Sorrento.

When to Get There
The castle is open free of charge each Sunday, which means that it can be very crowded. Better to plan a visit on the other days of the week, when opening hours are from 9am to 7pm. Visit at night to see the castle illuminated.

The Museo Civico 
The art collection in the castle's Civic Museum includes 14th- and 15th-century frescoes and sculptures, as well as paintings by Neapolitan artists from the 17th to 20th century.
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Address: Piazza Munipio, Naples, Italy
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90 Minutes Naples Segway Tour

Get the most out of Naples in a short amount of time when you embark on this speedy Segway tour. After a brief training session, you’ll follow your guide to the city’s key highlights, including the Castel dell'Ovo, Piazza del Plebiscito, Chiaia Street, the San Carlo Theater, and more. An audio guide will keep you informed, while a break for a popular Neapolitan pastry is the perfect refreshment.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Naples Segway Grand City Tour

Explore Naples’ history and architecture on this guided Segway tour. Meet at a convenient central location and take a quick training session before strapping on a helmet and hopping on a Segway Ninebot. Listen to a narrated audio tour while cruising to landmarks like Spaccanapoli Street, Maschio Angioino Castle, and Plebiscito Square.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Walking Tour: Lights and Shadows of Naples

Explore both sides of the famous city of Naples during this private walking tour dubbed the 'lights and shadows' tour. Learn about the splendors of Naples, a city long known for its dark side, from a knowledgeable guide. See picturesque piazzas, regal palaces, ancient ruins and more. Walk through the 19th-century military passage known as the 'Bourbon Tunnel.' Find out what makes this challenging city one to love.
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Naples and Pompeii: Full-Day Tour from Rome with Lunch

Explore UNESCO-listed Naples and the iconic ruins of ancient Pompeii on this full-day tour from Rome. Start your adventure with a tour of Naples’ historic center, stopping to snap photos of the Royal Palace, admire the San Carlo Opera house and stroll the lively Piazza del Plebiscito. After lunch (included), journey back in time as you discover the remarkably preserved ruins of Pompeii, which date back to the 7th century BC and include the world’s oldest surviving Roman amphitheater.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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Naples City Walking Tour

Stroll past Naples’ top attractions on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Led by a local guide, see the bustling Spaccanapoli promenade, the Royal Palace and Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest opera house in Europe. As you walk through the city center, learn the history behind the palaces, churches and monuments from your guide. Top off your tour with a piece of Italian cake at a local cafe in Piazza San Gaetano.
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Naples and Pompeii Full-day Tour with Pizza Lunch from Rome

Discover two UNESCO-listed wonders on this full-day tour from Rome and benefit from the personal touch of a small-group tour. Explore the ancient Roman ruins of Pompeii on a guided walking tour, tuck into a delicious pizza lunch, then stroll though the historic streets of Naples.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour

Discover the best of southern Italy on a half-day sightseeing tour of Naples and Pompeii. Led by a local guide, explore Naples’ must-see spots, including the Royal Palace, Naples Cathedral and the Posillipo quarter, where you’ll soak up incredible views of the Bay of Naples. Afterward, journey to the ancient ruins of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD. See the Forum, Thermal Baths and more before returning to your original departure point.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Naples Food Walking Tour

Indulge in the most delicious food that Naples has to offer on this tasty 3-hour street food-themed walking tour. With a guide to show you the best of the best, you'll stroll the streets of this colorful city, exploring the street vendors and the food markets. Sip a strong espresso, sample Neapolitan delights like warm 'sfogliatella' (a layered pastry) and learn where to get the best pizza in the city. The tour is limited to 14 people so you’ll get personalized attention from the guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Naples Walking Tour with Underground Ruins

Discover Naples during a 5-hour guided walking tour through the historical city center. Your informative guide shares highlights such as the Galleria Umberto, Plebiscito Square, Castel Nuovo, Royal Palace, and ancient underground ruins, along with artisan shops, cafes, and churches. Includes one hour of free time to shop and purchase lunch.
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Naples by Night Tour Including Pizza Dinner

See Naples by night on this informative and fun 3-hour guided tour that includes a visit to one of the best pizzerias in the city. Be shuttled around this bustling city by luxurious coach, stopping by the main sites and even getting a perfect panoramic view from Posillipo Hill. Pass by city must-sees such as Castel Nuovo and Piazza del Plebiscito and then settle into one of the city’s famed pizzerias to tuck into a delicious and authentic pizza.
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Small Group Naples City Sightseeing Tour

Discover the beauty, history, sights and culture of Naples on this small group minibus tour. Follow your professional guide through Southern Italy’s exhuberant capital city and make stops at Cathedral and Treasure Chapel, the Royal Palace and Church of St Francesco di Paula, and take in panoramic views from atop the Posillipo terrace during this morning tour. Space is limited to ensure you receive a personalized travel experience. Hotel pick-up is included.
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Private Naples Walking Tour with Pizza and Sfogliatella tasting

Visit Naples with a local, professional guide. Enter into the alleys, walk on the main streets of the Ancient Roman city - the decumani - and listen to the story of the development of the Neapolitan culture and identity – unique in the world. While walking, enjoy a typical sfogliatella and a pizza a portafoglio – the “wallet pizza”!
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Naples Semi private Welcome walking tour

Get a welcome to Naples from a local guide eager to share all the tips to help you make the most of your stay. This is the perfect tour if you are just landed in this beautiful town.
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Maschio Angioino: Skip the Line and Guided Tour

An extraordinary journey through time to discover the fortress of Castelnuovo - Maschio Angioino. Experience the history of the most famous Castle in Napoli on a 50-minute guided tour throughout the best spots of the Maschio Angioino. Our guide will take you back to the origins of the Castle and the city of Napoli starting right from the basement! You will be amazed by the history that has passed through this attraction: from the Roman Empire to World War II, let the walls tell the story!
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Semi Private walking tour: 3-hours discovering Naples

Discover Naples and its secrets in this 3-hour guided tour. Learn more about life in the city and explore the largest old town in the world, which was awarded a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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Best of Naples Fullday from Sorrento or Positano

Enjoy this incredible Private Fullday visiting the Best of Naples with private driver and licensed guide included. Limoncello Tasting included!  Sfogliatella Napoletana or Gelato Tasting included !Pick up and drop off will be at your accommodation in Sorrento or in Positano according your indications. Worry-Free and Safe Private Tour Experience, operated only with: • Expert Professional English-Speaking Drivers • Selected local Expert Licensed Tour Guides (when booked) • Welcoming comfortable and fully air-conditioned last model Mercedes, Ford or other similar private vehicles
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Naples Walking tour with Pizza dinner included

Explore the best of Naples on a tour that takes the intimidation out of the busy, sprawling city. See where modern Italy meets ancient history on a walking tour of landmarks like the Royal Palace, futuristic Gesù Nuovo church, and the Spanish Quarter. Check out some of the best views of Mt. Vesuvius, and recharge with coffee breaks at historic cafes once enjoyed by figures like Oscar Wilde. Then, kick off a true Neapolitan evening with dinner at one of the finest pizzerias in town.
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Wonderful Naples by car plus by boat

A memorable day for you, indeed !! Discover Naples with our best Boat tour ....
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