About this listing
A lovely bright apartment placed right in the heart of the old town, on the top floor of a historic building in the "Decumano maggiore" (one of the three main street of the Roman city). There's no elevator, but 123 low steps divided in short flights (except for the last one).
The flat consists of a living room with a well equipped cooking corner, a double room from where you reach the bathroom with shower, a large loft with a sofa which is also a pull-out double bed and a wonderful private roof-terrace with a very beautiful view on the whole city (from "Castel Sant'Elmo" and the "Certosa di San Martino" to the Vesuvio, to the port, all nestled among the domes and the bell towers of the innumerable churches of the old town).
Just a few minutes (or better, 123 steps! ) from all the most famous sights:
"Via S. Gregorio Armeno" (the street of the cribs), the beautiful Gothic Church of S. Lorenzo, "Napoli Sotterranea" (Underground Naples), the Renaissance "Pontano" Chapel with the nearby Romanesque bell tower of"Pietrasanta", the "Sansevero" Chapel with its impressive Veiled Christ, "Piazza San Domenico Maggiore" with the homonymous church, "Spaccanapoli" street with the Church of Santa Chiara and its cloister tiled with majolica, "Piazza del Gesù Nuovo", "Port'Alba" with its ancient bookshops, "PiazzaDante" with the stop of the new metro line designed by Gae Aulenti and part of the "art stations circuit", the prestigious Conservatory of "San Pietro a Majella" with the nearby church, "Piazza Bellini" where you can find the ruins of the ancient Greek city wall and a variety of fashion literary cafes, Bellini theater, the National Archaeological Museum, the Cathedral and San Gennaro's Treasure .
On the "Decumano maggiore" you can find a lot of the most renowned pizzerias and many little restaurants where you can enjoy, with a few money, a good pizza and a typical Neapolitan food.
In a few words, if you choose this accomodation, you'll taste the bustling life of an ancient city center declared Humanity heritage by UNESCO and, at the same time, a relaxing atmosphere when you stay on the roof-terrace.
Don't loose the opportunity to live the same unique experience which inspired the Neapolitan writer Fabrizia Ramondino, who lived in this apartment for several years, to write some of her most beautiful books!
The apartment is equipped with kitchenware, bed linen, pillows and towels for each guest.
It's the ideal flat for 4 people or for 2 couples of friends with no problems to enter the bathroom from the bedroom.
There's the possibility to host two people more using the other sofa bed in the living room, but this is good only for a family with three or four children because the apartment is not so large to host five or six adults.
There's also the possibility to park a car of a small size in the courtyard of the building but it has to be arranged because of the recent difficult admission to the city center for non-resident population (Limited Traffic Zone).
DISTANCE FROM THE MONUMENTAL PLACES within easy walking distance (calculated routes Michelin) from the palace (remember that you need to add 123 steps that take you to the apartment!):
from PIAZZA SAN GAETANO (where is the complex of San Lorenzo Maggiore, the Basilica of San Paolo Maggiore and the entrance to the "Napoli Sotterranea"): 200 m.
from CAPPELLA SANSEVERO (where is the Veiled Christ): 200 m.
from BASILICA di SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE alla PIETRASANTA, from the Romanesque bell tower and the Reinassance CAPPELLA PONTANO : 50 m.
from CAPPELLA DEL MONTE DI PIETA' ': 300 m.
from PIAZZA SAN DOMENICO MAGGIORE: 300 m.
from PIAZZA DEL GESU''(which is also the tourist information center and the monumental complex of Santa Chiara): 500 m.
from PIAZZA BELLINI: 300 m.
from PIAZZA DANTE (metro stop): 500 m
from the DOME (which also contains the treasure of San Gennaro): 400 m.
from the Church and Picture Gallery Pio Monte della Misericordia (where is the famous painting by Caravaggio "The Seven Works of Mercy"): 400 m.
from the National Archaeological Museum: 800 m.
DISTANCES walkable ONLY THOSE WHO LOVE TO WALK MUCH:
from PIAZZA MUNICIPIO (where is MASCHIO ANGIOINO): 1.5 km.
from Piazza Plebiscito (where is the ROYAL PALACE): 1,8 km.
from SAN CARLO THEATRE: 1.8 Km
from PIAZZA VITTORIA (access to the pedestrian promenade of Waterfront of VIA CARACCIOLO): 2.5 Km
DISTANCE FROM MAIN MEANS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
From the Airport: 7.5 Km
from NAPLES CENTRAL STATION: 1.6 Km
from METRO station: "Dante" Line 1: 500 m.
from Cumana and FUNICOLARE of MONTESANTO: 1 Km
from CIRCUMVESUVIANA (for Pompei and Sorrento): 1.5 Km
from PORTA DI MASSA: boarding Ferries to Procida-Ischia and Capri: 1.5 Km
from MOLO BEVERELLO: boarding Hydrofoils to Capri and Ischia-Procida: 1.6 Km
L'accesso al terrazzo è consentito solo con scarpe senza tacchi a spillo perché attualmente non è pavimentato, ma presenta solo la guaina a vista e bisogna avere accortezza per non bucarla!