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PosillipoNaples

Visit this affluent suburb of Naples, home to luxurious villas, seafront restaurants, Roman ruins and lookouts with striking views over the Gulf of Napoli.

Posillipo spreads over a forested hillside, where zigzagging lanes travel down toward quiet beaches and coastal promenades. The neighborhood is home to some of Naples’ wealthiest residents and the city’s most luxurious villas. Enjoy the nonchalant atmosphere of Posillipo at its mouthwatering seafood restaurants and chic cocktail bars. Relax at picturesque parks and visit a collection of Roman-era relics.

Get a snapshot of the neighborhood’s charm by sauntering down Via Posillipo, which meanders south along the coast from Mergellina Port. Gelato kiosks, pizzerias and trattorias occupy the ground floors of palace-style residences. Admire the Fontana del Sebeto fountain and Palazzo Donn’Anna, a 17th-century palace shrouded in legends of debauched royal parties.

Via Posillipo continues into the heart of the Marechiaro district, where more waterfront drinking and dining options await. Look for Villa Roseberry, one of the official residences of Italy’s prime minister. An observation deck above Marechiaro Beach affords superb views of the sea and Mount Vesuvius. Spot the Sorrento peninsula and island of Capri from terraced Virgiliano Park, which has an amphitheater used for summertime events.

Pay to join a guided tour of Pausilypon Archaeological Park, a one-time Roman villa constructed by the knight Publio Vedio Pollio and later used by Emperor Augustus. An impressive tunneled entrance leads through a grotto to the remains of the villa and an open-air theater. More views extend from here across the bay to the islands of Ischia and Procida.

Don’t miss the chance to explore ruins and spot colorful marine flora and fauna at Gaiola Underwater Park. Here, the vestiges of Roman villas are visible atop craggy rocks and submerged beneath the water’s surface. See the park’s natural and archaeological wonders on guided diving, snorkeling and glass-bottom boat excursions.

Reach Posillipo by taking the train from central Naples to Mergellina station. Public buses stop at various intervals on Via Posillipo. A funicular train operates between the Mergellina waterfront and a hilltop area called Manzoni.


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Marechiaro15
Marechiaro15
Via Marechiaro, 15 E, Naples
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Located in Posillipo, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Phlegraean Fields and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Lungomare Caracciolo. Gulf of Naples and Parco Virgiliano ...

4/5Very Good! (4 reviews)
Bella vacanza di giugno

"Bella struttura turistica ben gestita. Animazione sotto tono, forse perche' siamo a inizio stagione. Cucina mediocre"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2018

Marechiaro15
LUX B&B
LUX B&B
Via Posillipo 382, Naples, Naples
The price is Rs5,160 per night from 3 Mar to 4 Mar

Located in Posillipo, this beach bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Gulf of Naples and Lungomare Caracciolo. Castel dell'Ovo and Piazza del Plebiscito ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Great stay in Posilipo

"We stayed 2 nights when we stayed in Posilipo area and we couldn't fault this pace. Communication with the owner via WhatsApp was very good with lots of recommendations and tips. Mr Antonio who took us for an early check in, ladies who prepared breakfast and guys who kepts our luggage on the check ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2020

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LHP Suite Posillipo
LHP Suite Posillipo
Via Posillipo, 16, Chiaia, Naples, NA
The price is Rs15,342 per night from 15 Mar to 16 Mar

Located in Posillipo, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Port of Mergellina and Lungomare Caracciolo. Castel dell'Ovo and Piazza del Plebiscito ...

LHP Suite Posillipo
Villa Rocco Galdieri
Villa Rocco Galdieri
Via Rocco Galdieri, 6, Naples
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Located in Posillipo, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Phlegraean Fields and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Lungomare Caracciolo. Gulf of Naples and Parco ...

1/5 (2 reviews)
la zona nn e bella

"il giorno che arriviamo ,padrone nn rispondono piu!siamo fuori fino mezza notte con un bimbo. nn prendete questa villa."…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2018

Villa Rocco Galdieri
B&B La Nave
B&B La Nave
Via Posillipo 176, Villa La Maria, Naples, Campania
The price is Rs6,042 per night from 3 Mar to 4 Mar

Located in Posillipo, this bed & breakfast is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Phlegraean Fields and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Lungomare Caracciolo. Gulf of Naples and Villa ...

3.8/5Good! (4 reviews)
Friendly owner, quiet oasis in Naples

"Lovely spot to relax in Naples. The room was basic but comfortable. The best part was a leafy communal area with kitchen and lots of room to lounge. Our host was very friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2018

B&B La Nave
Residence Manzoni
Residence Manzoni
Via Alessandro Manzoni 92, Naples, Naples
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Located in Posillipo, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Phlegraean Fields and within 3 miles (5 km) of Piazza del Plebiscito and Lungomare Caracciolo. ...

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