Visit the Sant'Elmo Castle without queuing up!
With 3 simple steps you can buy tickets and visit the Sant'Elmo Castle of Naples without standing in line.
With a few clicks you can visit an extraordinary medieval castle built from the rock, which today houses a permanent museum and also many cultural activities (exhibitions, conferences...); its large "Barrack Square" and the terraces offer an unforgettable view over the city and all the Gulf of Naples.
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IMPORTANT : If the time requested is not available, the museum will confirm a timetable different from the one you requested, but as close as possible to the one you requested.
What makes this Tour Unique?
- See this beautiful medieval castle and its art collections
- Enjoy a breath-taking view over the Gulf of Naples
- Skip the line and don't waste your time
- Stay in the museum how long you want
Reduced and free tickets
- European Community citizens between 18 and 25 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
- Teachers from EU public institutes (Città del Vaticano, Montecarlo, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Repubblica di San Marino, Lichtestein included) with proof of tenure.
- Citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
Service fees and eventual temporary exhibition fees are always due.
Open from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm (the ticket office closes at 6.30 pm).
Closed on: every Tuesday and Easter Monday
There is one little shop inside the ticket office where it is possible to buy publications and guides.
The Museum is accesible for disabled persons with an elevator.
The Castle is located in Via Tito Angelini n°20 - Naples.
Situated on the Vomero hill, this ancient medieval castle houses today a beautiful museum with works of Neapolitan artists, and is also used for conventions and art exhibitions; situated 250 meters above sea level, it offered a strategic location from where it was possible to control the city and the gulf and from where even today can be admired a magnificent panorama.
The building was originally a Norman control tower called Belforte, then in 1329 Roberto d'Angiò called the Wise, commissioned to Tino di Camaino and Francesco de Vico the construction of a real palace that was completed in 1343.
Protagonist of numerous sieges, from 1537 the castle was rebuilt by order of Don Pedro di Toledo who entrusted the works to Pedro Luis Escrivà, one of the most famous military architects of the time, who created a fortress with a stellar plan.
Then in the 17th century the building became a prison and there were detained personalities like Tommaso Campanella and Giovanna di Capua; in 1976 became the restoration works to recover the ancient paths and environments, and in 1988 the castle was opened to the public.
The castle today houses the "Museum of Naples of 19th century" with about 170 works by Neapolitan artists ranging from 1910 to 1980; among them we can remember Enrico Baj, Giovanni Brancaccio, Vincenzo Ciardo, Carlo Cocchia, Vincenzo Gemito, Antonio Mancini, Tommaso Marinetti, Umberto Mastroianni, Gennaro Villani, Eugenio Viti and many others.
25 May 2016
Stunning views of the bay of Naples, you can see everything from there. As for the castle itself i think that castle l'uovo is better but nothing beats those views!
19 May 2016
Take the time for a trip to this fantastic historical site. A funicular ride, then a lovely gentle walk, and you are in this rich historic site. The views from the top are unbelievable. Take some photos and enjoy the views across Vesuvius, Capri, Ischia and Procida. Highly recommended.
17 May 2016
with the best views of Naples and the bay thereof this has to be worth a visit. The museum that is part of the visit has no relationship that we could discern to the castle itself
17 May 2016
Make the short funicolare trip up to Vomero and go up to the castle. The bottom of the castle has nice view point on the side, but the real treat is to pay the couple more Euro and go into the castle to see the COMMANDING view of the Bay and city. Get a little history tour of the structure...
09 May 2016
You can reach St Elmo by the Cable car and a 300m walk. Every step worth the outstanding panorama over Naples, Vesuvius, the Bay and Capri and Ischia
08 May 2016
Go there! If you are in the city center, go to the Piazza Dante and ask for station Montesanto, it's not so far away. When you get there, you'll find a funicular (price 1€) to get you up on the hill where the castle is. Price to get into castle is 5€. You have lift (elevator) to go up. View...
05 May 2016
Take the funicular to the top. A short wslk to the right & up the hill. You can only walk the ramparts but it is worth te view.
04 May 2016
We couldn't go inside of the castle but I think the view of the city surpasses anything we could have seen in the inside exhibition. The price of the ticket is 5 euros and you get to walk along the castle walls and take some amazing pictures of Naples from above. Definitely worth a visit and one of my favorite...
29 Apr 2016
The castle is beautiful, the church is very impressive, the display of carriages, boats, weapons and paintings is very interesting. Most then anything is the view from the different viewpoints, the whole of Naples bay, mount Vesuvius and the area are spread out like a colorful mosaic . If they would take care of cleaning the toilets the place would...
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20 Apr 2016
There is an elevator that brings you to the top of the castle and the views are absolutely spectacular! You can walk around and enjoy the city of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Great spot to take beautiful pictures!