What to visit for free in Naples? Here are some suggestions on monuments to explore for free at any time of the year in the heart of the historic city centre.
Free must-sees in Naples
Among the free things to do in Naples there is a suggestive and educational activity. Among the monuments of Naples to visit many are free. Such as the churches! In Naples there are churches for all tastes, observing them you can admire many architectural styles and valuable artworks.
Naples is rich in churches, so much so that it is also known as the city of 500 domes, in reference to all the domes of the churches in the city. In every district – especially in the historic centre, you always identify at least 5-6 churches within a few meters.
Because there are so many churches, it can be useful to have a list of the ones that are a must-see. Here are 2 churches to visit for free in Naples.
The Cathedral is a very important monument for the city. In addition to being a magnificent church, characterized by a white facade that stands out over the other buildings, it also is where the blood of San Gennaro, who is the patron saint of the city, is kept. Among the artworks inside the church, pay extra attention to the Tomb of Archbishop Antonino Sersale by Giuseppe Sammartino and to the altarpiece of the Assumption by Perugino.
Another monument to visit for free in Naples is the Church of Gesù Nuovo. The facade of this church is cyclically the object of attention because according to the legend the ashlar corresponds to a musical score. Even the interiors of the church are of considerable importance as an expression of Neapolitan Baroque.
Among the other churches to visit in Naples we also recommend the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, the church which can be accessed from Piazza Plebiscito, and the Basilica of Santa Chiara with the majolica cloister.
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