Posillipo is one of the most evocative and charming areas of Naples, which is a must-see for visitors to the city. Elegant buildings, sumptuous villas, big ribs which fall sheer into the sea enhance the beauty of this magnificent hill. Walking down the hill from Mergellina, you can admire the famous aristocratic buildings and the church of Santa Maria del Faro.
If you travel by sea, you can watch these wonderful sights: from Mergellina to the island of Nisida with two landing places (also reachable by land) at Marechiaro and Gaiola.
Parco Virgiliano is situated at the tip of Cape Posillipo. Here, a series of terraces offer jaw-dropping vistas of the Bay of Naples and Pozzuoli. Restored in 2002, this spot is perfect for those who want to do sport and relish the peace of a sit-down amid the shades of Mediterranean pines. High up on the hill, you can find Via Orazio, Via Stazio and Via Manzoni which are residential areas but have similarly spectacular views.