Hotel Caracciolo Promenade Naples
Located in one of the most characteristic areas of the city, the Hotel Mergellina is located a short distance from the tourist port of Naples and from the hydroplane terminal that take to Ischia, Procida, Sorrento, Aeolian islands, Pontine islands.
Well connected to downtown thanks to the nearby subway and bus stations, Hotel Mergellina is the ideal starting point to discover some of the wonders of Naples.
Lungomare Caracciolo (Caracciolo Promenade) A fantastic glance of the Gulf where one can admire the seventeenth-century fountain Sebeto, one of the most beautiful monumental fountains of Naples, almost two kilometers of promenade on the sea that takes towards the interior by the magnificence of the public gardens of Villa Comunale, the Stazione Zoologica (Zoo) that houses the oldest acquarium in Europe. Villa Pignatelli Museum is located a short distance away.
Continuing onwards you arrive at Santa Lucia, an age-old fishing village that today is transformed into an elegant street preceded by Castel dell'Ovo, location of exhibits and conventions: its marine center is complete with tourist port, bars and exclusive restaurants.
Piazza del Plebiscito
A few stops connect the hotel with the heart of Naples. Piazza del Plebiscito with its Seventeenth century Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace), the church of San Francesco di Paola, the medieval castle of Maschio Angioino, the prestigious San Carlo Theater, the Galleria Umberto I, the church of Santa Chiara with its beautiful cloister and masterpiece of obscure art that is the Sansevero Chapel, are all places that must not be missed.
Shopping Streets Via Calabritto, Piazza dei Martiri, via Chiaia and via Toledo, reachable within walking distance, all make up the favorite areas for shopping lovers. The nearby subway station allows you to reach, in a short time, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale (National Archaeological Museum), the main exhibit center of the Mostra d’Oltremare and the RAI (television station) center of Naples, the Agnano Thermal complex ,Pozzuoli and the Campi Flegrei places, these, of great historical and archaeological interest
If you desire to spend a day at the beach, enjoy the beauty of the headland or promontory of Posillipo. The rocks, that sweetly drop to the sea, offer a surprising view, whilst breathtaking sunsets color the coastal age-old villas with a vivacious red. On the top of the hill we find Marechiaro and the Virgilian Park, two points from which you can enjoy the scenic incomparable beauty of the coastline.
The little market The little market of the Torretta, in Mergellina, is one of the few covered markets of the city full of stalls selling food, household items, clothing and calzatureria. Antiques market in nearby Villa Comunale, every third and fourth Saturday and Sunday of the month, specialized in antiques that year after year is gaining more and more space and prestige, especially for the variety of the exhibits, from vintage postcards to wardrobes of the end of the eighteenth century.
HOW TO REACH US
Coming from highway A1 continue straight on and take the “tangenziale” (by-pass), after 6 km take exit 10 “Fuorigrotta” and follow the directions for downtown (centro città); after the Posillipo tunnel, at the piazza Sannazzaro roundabout turn left and then immediately right onto via Giordano Bruno. About 100 m on your left, at n. 115, is Hotel Mergellina.
When you arrive at the station of Napoli Centrale take subway line 2 going towards Pozzuoli, get off at the fourth stop, Napoli-Mergellina train station located near the hotel. Exit the station and go right. Cross the square. Turning left on via Giordano Bruno at n. 115 you’ll find Hotel Mergellina.
The airport Napoli-Capodichino is about 12 km from the hotel. Take the “Alibus” shuttle-bus that departs every 20 minutes from the airport to reach piazza Municipio. Take bus line R3 and get off at the via Giordano Bruno stop, where at n. 115 you’ll find Hotel Mergellina.