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Castel Nuovo (Maschio Angioino) Tours

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Castel Nuovo (Maschio Angioino)
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.
Address: Piazza Munipio, Naples, Italy
Admission: Varies
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Naples Walking Tour with Underground Ruins

Naples Walking Tour with Underground Ruins

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Discover Naples during a half-day guided walking tour through the historic city center. Your informative guide shares highlights such as the San Carlo Theater, Plebiscito Square, Castel Nuovo, Royal Palace, and ancient underground ruins, along with artisan shops, cafes, and churches. The tour includes one hour of free time to shop and purchase lunch.
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  • 5 hours
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$48.90
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Naples Walking and Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide

Naples Walking and Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide

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Naples is Italy’s third-largest city, but with so much to see, it’s hard to know where to start. This small-group walking tour is ideal for first-time visitors or those short on time, exploring the UNESCO-listed center and checking off top attractions such as the New Castle, Piazza Plebiscito, the Fountain of Neptune, and much more. Upgrade to a private tour for just you and your party.
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  • 2 hours
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$53.06
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Castel Nuovo: Skip the Line and Guided Tour

Castel Nuovo: Skip the Line and Guided Tour

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Discover the iconic hilltop fortress of Maschio Angioino from cellar to summit on this in-depth guided tour, which includes skip-the-line access. Bypass the crowds and get on-the-spot entrance before embarking on this history-packed tour. You’ll learn the castle’s mysterious origins, spanning from the Roman Empire to WWII.
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  • 45 to 50 minutes
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$30.14
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Best of Naples with Castel Nuovo Small Group Tour

Best of Naples with Castel Nuovo Small Group Tour

In ancient times, Naples was called the “city of the seven castles”. Apparently, it was the only city in the world that boasted seven castles within its boundaries. Castel Nuovo or Maschio Angioino is not only the best preserved but also the most beautiful one. These castles were located in such a way as to provide a ​powerful defense to the Gulf of Naples from possible naval attacks. With the Best of Naples - Castel Nuovo Small Group Tour, you will have access to the both of the restricted area: the undergrounds and the top terrace, with spectacular views. Get ready to feel the history of this beautiful city, once the capital of the Kingdom.
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  • 1 hour
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Guided Tour The Origins Of Naples, From Castel Dell'ovo To The Maschio Angioino

Guided Tour The Origins Of Naples, From Castel Dell'ovo To The Maschio Angioino

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Experience the history and culture of southern Italy’s largest city on this half-day guided excursion. After meeting up with your guide at the castle where the mythical mermaid, Parthenope, threw herself into the sea, discover the city’s fascinating origins from a knowledgeable local guide. Visit landmarks like the New Castle, San Carlo Theater, and the Royal Palace.
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  • 4 hours
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 Naples City Walking Tour (In compliance with the anti-covid rules )

Naples City Walking Tour (In compliance with the anti-covid rules )

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Stroll past Naples’ top attractions on this 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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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Naples by Night Tour Including Pizza Dinner

Naples by Night Tour Including Pizza Dinner

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See Naples by night on this informative and fun guided tour that includes a visit to one of the best pizzerias in the city. Cruise 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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  • 3 hours
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Panoramic city tour of Naples - Open bus

Panoramic city tour of Naples - Open bus

Naples is a sprawling city, with highlights spread out and hard to see in a single day via public transportation or on foot. With this driving tour of the city, you’ll take in the most important landmarks and monuments without getting frustrated and footsore. Relax in an air-conditioned minivan while you visit top attractions like Castel Nuovo, the San Carlo Opera House, and Piazza del Gesù Nuovo.
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  • 50 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes
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Seaside Naples Food Tour with Marina Promenade & Visit of Castel dell'Ovo

Seaside Naples Food Tour with Marina Promenade & Visit of Castel dell'Ovo

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Most food tours of Naples concentrate on its historic center, but this experience pairs the cultural and culinary highlights of the city’s old town with its seaside Castel dell'Ovo and promenade in Santa Lucia. Stroll with your guide through the historic center, Quartieri Spagnoli, and Piazza del Plebiscito to the waterfront while sampling specialties like taralli, buffalo mozzarella, "cuoppo fritto", sfogliatella, babà, and espresso en route and at lunch.
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  • 4 hours
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Naples Walking Tour with the Veiled Christ by Local Guide

Naples Walking Tour with the Veiled Christ by Local Guide

Highly underrated yet rich in Italian history and culture, Naples is one of Italy’s must-visit cities. Often called an open-air museum due to its awe-inspiring historic statues, monuments and art pieces scattered across the city, Naples is a raw charming city of rich cultural assets. The tour takes you through the squares; Piazza del Plebiscito and Piazza Municipio. Secrets of these squares as well as historical background and the site importance are revealed by the expert local guide who will lead your tour. Continuing through the historic centre, the tour passes along Spaccanapoli. Meaning ‘Naples splitter’, the long road of Spaccanapoli literally divides the city into two parts. Enjoy the landscape with architecture such as the Gesù Nuovo Church overlooking the square, Sansevero Chapel home to the incredible veiled Christ masterpiece eventually reaching Via San Gregorio Armeno, with unique craft shops and boutiques.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Naples Grand Tour: the Best of Naples with your local guide

Naples Grand Tour: the Best of Naples with your local guide

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Go off the beaten path with a half-day private tour in Naples. Customize the itinerary according to your interests and let your guide design a personalized tour. See top historic landmarks such as Castell dell’Ovo, Piazza del Plebiscito, and Galleria Umberto I along with local hidden favorites. Stroll through the Spanish Quarter and visit markets during this walking tour.
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  • 4 hours
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$229.10
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Naples Experience Fullday from Rome

Naples Experience Fullday from Rome

Enjoy this memorable Fullday visiting the Best of Naples, exploring the UNESCO-listed center and checking off top attractions: • Best of Naples • Lunch time in Naples (own expense) • Buffalo Mozzarella Tasting • Expert local Tour Guide in Naples Pickup and Dropoff your accommodation. Private or Shared Tour available options. Worry-Free and Safe Private Tour Experience, operated only with: • Expert Professional English-Speaking Drivers • Selected local Expert Licensed Tour Guides (when booked) • Welcoming by private licensed fully-insured air-conditioned comfortable Vehicles
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  • 12 hours
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Naples Port ShorExcursion: Best of Naples Walking Tour with Friendly local Guide

Naples Port ShorExcursion: Best of Naples Walking Tour with Friendly local Guide

Naples has so much to see, it’s hard to know where to start. This small-group walking tour is ideal for first-time visitors exploring the UNESCO-listed center and checking off top attractions. Free Lunch time time (own expense) to taste the real food of Naples! Enjoy this impressive walking tour visiting the Best of Naples with local friendly expert licensed tour guide. Departure and Return will be at Naples Cruise Port, right outside your ship. Worry-free Shore Excursion:  We will ensure your timely return to the Naples Cruise Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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  • 6 hours
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Naples Segway Tour

Naples Segway Tour

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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Naples, southern Italy’s largest city, on aaples Segway tour. With a professional guide, cruise the vibrant streets on a smooth and self-balancing Segway and receive a fascinating introduction to Naples’ rich history. Admire popular landmarks like Castel dell’Olvo and the Church of San Francesco di Paolo. Absorb the lively atmosphere surrounding monuments like Piazza Plebiscito and the Royal Palace of Naples (Palazzo Reale). Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only eight people.
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  • 3 hours
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$152.76
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Small Group Naples City Sightseeing Tour

Small Group Naples City Sightseeing Tour

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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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  • 2 hours
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Naples for families

Naples for families

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This tour is perfect if you’re planning a visit or an extended stay in Naples with your kids. Naples for families tour is a unique interactive experience that will keep the whole family engaged and excited during the visit of the city of Naples! Let your family be carried away by an enchanting vibrant mix of culture, history, traditions, art, and fun! Thanks to your family friendly guide, the swirling city of Naples will have no secrets for you! The aim of this interactive tour is to provide families or small groups traveling with kids with a chance to explore the landmarks of Naples without the risk of getting lost or bored! Even a city as big as Naples can be perfectly kids oriented if you know where to go!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$268.87
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Naples Semi private Walking tour & Underground ruins

Naples Semi private Walking tour & Underground ruins

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. Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see.
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  • 5 hours
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Discover Naples: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Discover Naples: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy an exciting 2-hour walking tour of the remarkable city of Naples, and discover why it is considered one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. See the very best of this ancient and mystical city with an official tour guide who will explain its hidden gems, legends, and action-packed history. Visit the Cathedral of San Gennaro, walk past the Royal Palace of Naples, where the great Bourbon Kings once resided, the spectacular San Carlo royal theatre, Naples' beautiful opera house. Continue on to San Francesco di Paola, a beautiful church located at the Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples' main city square, and stroll through the beautiful Gallery of Umberto I, a public shopping gallery opposite the San Carlo opera house. Visit some of Naples' ancient castles, built thousands of years ago, and stroll through the city's main historic center to the famous Spacca Napoli street, the area where Naple was founded, to visit some of the most important churches in the city.
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  • 2 hours
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Naples By Night With Dinner from Naples

Naples By Night With Dinner from Naples

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The best way to have a complete look of Naples from the center until the panoramic zone in a short time. Sightseeing of about 3 hours with a group led by a professional guide with several stops for a walking tour in two different areas of the city center: historical and monumental. The excursion is composed of 3 different areas: Monumental Naples (on foot) : Piazza Plebiscito, Gallery Umberto I, The Royal Palace, San Carlo Theatre, The New Castel. Panoramic Naples (by bus) Via Caracciolo, Mergellina and Posillipo.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.41
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Naples Walking tour & Street Food Market

Naples Walking tour & Street Food Market

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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.58
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Naples Segway Grand City Tour

Naples Segway Grand City Tour

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.78
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Naples Walking Tour with Local Guide Including the Veiled Christ

Naples Walking Tour with Local Guide Including the Veiled Christ

The charm of Naples is discovered walking through its streets, rich in history and traditions, and through its highlights. With local guide you will be guided in the historic center of Naples. Along the route you will admire the famous Piazza del Plebiscito, Piazza Municipio with Neptune Fountain and Maschio Angioino, also known as Castel Nuovo. The guide will tell you about the various anecdotes and the many stories which characterize these fantastic places.The tour will continue on the historic center through Spaccanapoli, the road that split Naples into two parts. Here you will admire the Gesù Nuovo Church overlooking the square , you will reach Via San Gregorio Armeno, where the craft shops famous for their cribs are open all year and Amazing and the Sansevero Chapel with its extraordinary veiled Christ from inside You can choose to do this 2.5 hour tour in a small group of up to 15 people or choosing the private option for you and your party.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.29
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$60.29
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views of Naples

views of Naples

It is undoubtedly a tour that will allow us to see the changes that the city has had, and the traces that have remained in each of its corners
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.81
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Svelaria Tour of the monumental Naples

Svelaria Tour of the monumental Naples

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You will spend a morning discovering one of the most characteristic areas of Naples, including history, art and panoramic views. We will leave from the Castel dell'Ovo from whose terrace we will admire one of the most beautiful views of the gulf, to then reach the monumental area. Here we will visit the Royal Palace with its historic apartments and gardens. We will conclude the tour between Piazza Trieste and Trento and Piazza Municipio, with an external visit to the San Carlo Theater, the Umberto Gallery and the Maschio Angioino. A tour suitable for young and old.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$361.74
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