Naples is a city full of wonderful places to admire but also full of terraces and squares from which you can enjoy a glimpse of the city that leaves you spellbound. In these places the blue of the sea joins the blue of the sky, and it is here that you can observe how the blue is the background to the beauty of Naples and becomes its flag, a bit like its football flag that colors a passion.

But back to us, curious to discover these places? Here are five panoramic places in Naples not to be missed!

Piazzale di San Martino

The square is located in front of the Certosa di San Martino on the Vomero hill and offers one of the most suggestive views of Naples. 

From here you can enjoy the view of the entire city, a truly unique spectacle both day and night when you can admire illuminated Naples from above. 

From the top of the square you can admire the famous street of Spaccanapoli that cuts the city in two, the Capodimonte area and its Royal Palace, in short, the whole city and of course its gulf embraced by the imposing Vesuvius. 

The Terrace of Sant’Antonio in Posillipo

From this terrace you can see the classic postcard image of Naples. The place is located in Posillipo and is the terrace in front of the Church of Sant’Antonio, on one of the famous “thirteen descended” uphill roads that connect Mergellina to the Posillipo hill. A very romantic place where you can observe one of the most famous images of the city in the world: the blue of the sea merges with that of the sky and in the background the Vesuvius that envelop Naples. In the blue of the sea the mighty beauty of the Castel dell’Ovo and the splendid palaces of the Riviera di Chiaia stand out.

Virgilian Park

Better known as “The park of Remembrance” located just outside the chaos of the city at the far end of the Posillipo hill overlooking the sea. The panorama that can be seen from the various terraces of this park is truly unique, because not only do you overlook the city and its gulf but in some points you have a complete view of the entire Neapolitan gulf being able to admire not only the historic center, the seafront, Vesuvius the three islands of the archipelago and the Sorrento peninsula but facing the islet of Nisida on the right you can also see the whole Phlegraean area, with the districts of Agnano, Fuorigrotta, Pianura, the Gulf of Pozzuoli, the Gulf of Bacoli and Monte di Procida.

Via Aniello Falcone

Via Aniello Falcone is a winding road that connects the vomero district with the Riviera di Chiaia, from which you have a spectacular view of the Gulf of Naples and the entire Riviera. Along this road, between trees and buildings, at times there are truly romantic gaps on the seafront below. At the end of the road you arrive at Largo Madre Teresa di Calcutta, where the panorama in front of you becomes truly exciting. Everything becomes more magical during the sunset, when you can enjoy the spectacle of the sun setting into the sea sitting at the tables of one of the many bars in the area. 

Villa Floridiana

We are once again in the highest district of the city: the Vomero. Villa Floridiana is the place to find tranquility and nature while remaining in the city center. Inside the Villa there is the famous Museum of Ceramics of the Duke of Martina, but further on 

going down the stairs you reach a splendid viewpoint from where you can admire the seafront, the Diaz roundabout, the Villa Comunale, the entire Gulf and the islands.