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Wonderful views down old steps

We had been visiting St Elmos castle and decided to walk back down via these steps. From the top... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Ascend the "Stairs of Naples" to Volmero

Your visit to Volmero isn’t complete without a trip up the Pedamentina San Martino. Built in the... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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2 Apr 2018
“Wonderful views down old steps”
21 Nov 2017
“Ascend the "Stairs of Naples" to Volmero”
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

After the excellent views from Castel Sant'Elmo, the views from the steps are a little disappointing. However, the main reason for the low score is that we couldn't enjoy the view due to the inordinate amount of rubbish, especially broken glass, that littered the first...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Before the funiculare, this was the way to get up and down the hill. I read that there are more than 400 steps but I was too busy to enjoy the experience to count. All along the zigzag steps there are houses where people go...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We had been visiting St Elmos castle and decided to walk back down via these steps. From the top the views are amazing but be warned that there is broken glass everywhere where it seems people sit on the wall then throw all their bottles...More

Thank Goolia2772
Reviewed 31 December 2017

A lovely walk down the historical center. Its recommended to take one of the funiculars up to the castle and then have a walk over here to the Pedamentina. Once you reach the end, its less than 5 minutes walking to reach the beginning of...More

Thank TheEUTraveler
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Your visit to Volmero isn’t complete without a trip up the Pedamentina San Martino. Built in the 14th Century, this zig-zagging 416-tread stone staircase leads 650 meters up the hill to Sant'Elmo Castle and the Certosa di San Martino complex with beautiful views along the...More

2  Thank JoeTrav
Reviewed 20 May 2017

If you really want to see massive Naples in its beauty please take Line 1 metro towards Piscinola and get off on Vanvitelli station and follow Via Morghen till you see funicular station. Take funicular if tired. I preferred local streets. And here it is....More

2  Thank Marina G
Reviewed 22 June 2016

A long walk but the steps are not steep, and with the amazing views we don´t bother to be tired....it´s safe and in the afternoon we can take good pictures from all Naples ( west side ) with the best sunlight. It ends in a...More

4  Thank Ricardo R
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

The views after you walk the Pedamentina are absolutely worth the climb! Definitely bring a bottle of water, however there is a little cafe when you reach the top if you don't. The weather was a little overcast, but it didn't take away from the...More

4  Thank katie_bamba
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