Charterhouse of St. Martin (on the Vomero hill)
Charterhouse of St. Martin
The Charterhouse of St Martin is a former monastery of the Carthusian order, had it built, on the Vomero hill (at the time St. Erasmo hill), in 1325 by Charles son of King Robert of Anjou. Although the Carthusians took possession of the convent before 1337, the inauguration took place only in 1368.
The Carthusian order was born in France in 1084 by Saint Bruno and the first monastery was the Great Carthusian Monastery located in the Isère (French department).
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To reach the Castle and the Charterhouse of St Martin:
open Google Maps to reach Naples Parking s.a.s., located at 300 meters from the st. Elmo castle and the Charterhouse of St Martin:
By public transport:
Metro line 1
Take the metro line 1 and get off at Piazza Vanvitelli station. Then walking through via Scarlatti until you reach the first flight of stairs.
Now you have two options, continue to walking trough the stairs or take the Bus
On the left there is a bus stop and take the bus V1. Then get off at the terminus: Piazzale San Martino where one find the castle and the Charterhouse.
- Walking trough the stairs (15 minutes walk)
Take the stairs and continue to walk straight untill you arrive to the escalator, then take it. On the top, front of you there is funicular station, on the left of the station you'll find a little avenue, take it and walking trought it untill the end. Then turn right until you reach piazzale San Martino, where are located the st Elmo castle and the Charterhouse of St Martin.
Take the funicular in Montesanto station and get off at Morghen (last stop). Exit the station, turn right and immediately right again, follow this avenue to the end. Then turn right until you reach Saint Martin square, where the st Elmo castle and the Charterhouse of St Martin are located. Total distance from Morghen station to the square is about 500 meters.
Vomero hill in Naples and the Villa Floridiana
Floridiana villa park and the "Duca of Martina" National Ceramic Museum
Villa Floridiana, with its huge park, it was one of the Bourbon residences located on the Vomero hill. King Ferdinand I of the 2 Sicilies, in 1815 bought the park to donate it to his second wife, Lucia Migliaccio, Duchess of Floridia.
From here you can enjoy an incredible view over the city of Naples and the gulf. The complex includes 2 villas: Floridiana and Lucia, various paths, groves and a wonderful terrace overlooking the city and the gul of Naples.
Inside the park it is possible to visit the National Museum of Ceramics Duca di Martina.
How to reach the Villa Floridiana
Open Google Maps to reach the Villa Floridiana and park on the blue stripes located on the street. Don't forget the parking ticket.
By metro line 1
Take the metro line 1 and get off at Piazza Vanvitelli.
Leaving the station to reach the park entrance you have to walk 400 meters.
Take via Bernini.
At the end of Via Bernini turn right and after 200 meters you will find the entrance on the left.