From Decumani to Vomero, wonders to be discovered on foot – Fifth tour

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There are paths that have to be made only on foot to enjoy the wonders of Naples: stunning panoramas, monuments, museums full of treasures, historical palaces. Let’s get on board!  The itinerary proposed by “Charme”.

Vomero, Castel Sant’Elmo and  San Martino

We see the stronghold which dominates the city: Castel Sant’Elmo, the building on the hill wanted by don Pedro de Toledo as a defense, erected on the Norman Belforte tower. There stands San Martino district, with the homonymous chartreuse hosting a museum, among Art Noveau palaces.

Is possible to get there on foot thanks to the rampe del Petraio, from Corso Vittorio Emanuele, near Suor Orsola Benincasa complex, or taking the 414 steps of Salita della Pedamentina, a long staircase excavated into tufa, which brings directly into the heart of Naples connecting Vomero with Montesanto district, in Pignasecca, the Neapolitan bazar.

On the hill, where shopping is a must, there are the luxurant gardens of Villa Floridiana, hosting the Museo nazionale della ceramica Duca di Martina; the church San Gennariello al Vomero, with treasures like Stefano Macario paintings and the basreliefs showing the martyrdom of San Gennaro; the elegant via Scarlatti; the geometric symmetries of piazza Vanvitelli and piazzetta Fuga.

Have a nice walk, then. Into history, tradition, and taste.