May 25

Parco Virgiliano


The Parco Virgiliano is a landscaped park, located in Posillipo. Also known as Parco della Rimembranza (Park of Memory) or Parco della Vittoria (Park of Victory), it was built during the 1920s and 1930s and inaugurated in 1931.
Its 92,000 square metres offer a wonderful view of the Gulf of

Naples: one can admire the coast of Sorrento, Ischia, Capri and Procida, Vesuvius and the Campi Flegrei area.

A sports facility was built inside the park in the 1960s and still exists today, with a football pitch and an athletics track. As soon as you enter, there are several children’s play areas and a skating rink. Next, you can admire two busts, one of Mahatma Gandhi and the other of the Venezuelan General Simón Bolívar.
Nature lovers will certainly recognise different plants: pines, holm oaks, olive trees, sleepers and an undergrowth with typical

Mediterranean plants (myrtle, rosemary and phillyrea).

Virgilio Park is therefore the perfect place to relax and do sport while admiring the beauty of the landscape, especially at sunset.
Admission to the park is free of charge. The park is open from Monday to Friday from 7:00 to 21:00 and on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 to 22:00.
How to get to the park:
– By bus: No. C16 from Corso Vittorio Emanuele and then No. 140 from Piazza Vittoria to Posillipo Capo Attestamento, STOP: Coroglio-Istituto Densa.

– By underground: Line 2, from Montesanto to Mergellina and then take bus no. 140.