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Posillipo (Naples), the web page full of photos and tips

Posillipo, in Naples with a lot of videos, photos and tips for visiting the Archaeological Park of Pausilypon, the Seiano grotto, the Virigliano park etc.

Posillipo excavations and the tunnel "Seiano grotto"

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Posillipo and Seiano grotto

The Seiano grotto is a tunnel dug by the Romans and it crosses the entire Posillipo hill to reach what we now call the Pausilypon Archaeological Park.

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Posillipo and the Archaeological Park of Pausilypon

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Posillipo and Pausilypon Archaeological Park

The Archaeological Park of Pausilypon is a place where it is possible to visit the excavations of the villa of Vedio Pollione, a rich knight of ancient Rome, the theater of Pausilypon and that of the Odeion (the small theater), places that can be reached by going through the Seiano grotto .
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Posillipo and the enchanting Virgilian park

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Posillipo: Nisida, seen from the Virgilian Park

Parco Virgiliano or Parco della Rimembranza was built between the 20s and 30s. It's a fascinating place, where every moment is unique, precious and full of emotions. From here you can admire Sorrento coast in all its splendor, the enchanting island of Capri, and the magnificent landscape of the Phlegraean Fields.
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Posillipo and the magnificent views of Naples

Posillipo and its views

Posillipo is one of those places where nature has truly surpassed itself and its coastal vistas are among the most beautiful in the world. The views over Sorrento, Vesuvius and the islands of the Gulf of Naples form a wonderful and exciting spectacle.
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The Posillipo hill, photo taken from the islet of Nisida

Posillipo and the meaning of the name

Posillipo, the hill that the ancient Greeks called Pausilypon, the meaning of which could be "respite from danger" or "stop the pain", a name linked to the contemplation of the magnificent view. From here, in fact, it is possible to admire the whole gulf of Naples including the islands of Ischia, Procida, Nisida and that of Capri.

Posillipo and the island of Nisida, the legend

Legend has it that Posillipo was a young man in love with a girl: Nisida, who was very malicious, wicked and with a heart of stone. The young woman used to play with people's emotions so she did the same with Posillipo, who, sad and afflicted, decided to take his life, so he threw himself into the sea and he died.
But fate had other plans, the young man was turned into a promontory and the young girl into the island located front of Cape of Posillipo: Nisida.

    Pausilypon archaeological park and the grotto of Seiano

    What to see on the Posillipo hill?

    Among the main sites to visit on the Posillipo hill, in addition to the many and breathtaking views, it is possible to visit:
    - the cave of Seiano in Posillipo.
    - the Virgilian Park, also called the Parco della Rimembranza.
    - the Archaeological Park of Pausilypon

    La grotta di Seiano a Posillipo

    La grotta di Seiano, un tunnel lungo 800 metri che attraversa la collina di Posillipo, scavato dai romani e conduce al parco archeologico di Pausilypon.

    Il parco archeologico di Pausilypon

    Parco Archeologico del Pausilypon a Posillipo, con la villa di Vedio Pollione e il teatro Odeion raggiungibile percorrendo la grotta di Seiano.

    Info e prenotazioni: Gaiola.org

    The Virgilian park or park of Remembrance

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    The islet of Nisida seen from the Virgilian Park

    In Posillipo (Naples, Italy) one find the Virgilian park, also called the park of Remembrance and it is one of the most beautiful panoramic places in the city. It was Built between the 1920s and 1930s, it was inaugurated in 1931. It was initially called Parco della Vittoria (Victory Park) or della Bellezza (Beauty park), later the name changed to Parco della Rimbembranza (Remembrance park) until they decided to call it Parco Virgiliano (Virgilian Park) in honor of the poet Virgil. Please pay attention, in Piedigrotta (in the lower part of the city of Naples) there is another park with the same name. That's the park of Virgil's tomb where the poet Leopardi is also buried.

    Posillipo district in Naples, some photos.

    Some of the places to visit in Posillipo: panorama from the viewpoint of saint Antony in Posillipo (sant' Antonio a Posillipo), Virgilian Park vista di Nisida, Seano grotto and the archaeological park of Pausilypon etc.

    The Palladini palace in "A place in the sun"

    Villa Volpicelli is the Palladini palace in "A place in the sun", the Italian soap opera broadcast on Rai 3. It was built in 600 on the ruins of a Roman villa and is one of the most evocative palaces in Posillipo with a breathtaking view.
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    Palazzo donn' Anna

    Palazzo Donn'Anna, located at the beginning of Via Posillipo, wanted by Anna Carafa, an Italian noblewoman, consort of the viceroy of Naples Gaspar de Guzmán y Pimentel. It was built in the first half of 1600 during the rule of the Habsburgs of Spain.
    Unfortunately the building is not open to the public as it is a private condominium.

    Posillipo, Naples and the submerged park of Gaiola

    In this area it is also possible to visit the submerged park of Gaiola with experienced divers:
    Info and reservations here: gaiola.org.

    Which district of Naples do you want to visit today? 

    As below you will find some images and, with a simple click or touch, you can reach a web page that, in addition to being full of photos and tips, will show you the beauty of that specific neighborhood. By doing so, when you organize a trip to Naples, you will not move continuously from one part of the city to the other.

    Historic Center of city of Naples

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    Surroundings of Piazza Plebiscito

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    The Vomero hill of city of Naples

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    Sanità and Capodimonte district

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