DOBEDOO – The Virgilian Park was built during Italy’s fascist period and opened to the public in 1931, under the name of Park of Victory or of Beauty. It was called Park of Remembrances to commemorate the fallen of the Great War, and later, Virgilian Park, in honour of Virgil, poet and legendary protector and wizard of Naples.
It extends over an area of about 92.000 m², 150 meters above the sea level, on the promontory of Posillipo hill. You can enter from via Viale Virgilio, from a small square with a newly built fountain, and from via Tito Lucrezio Caro.
The Virgilian park is characterized by a system of terraces overlooking the gulf of Naples. Considering the extension of the park you can enjoy different views depending on where you are. You can admire the islands of Procida, Ischia, Capri and Nisida, the Gulf of Pozzuoli, the Hermitage of Camaldoli, the gulf of Bacoli and the headland of Capo Miseno, Mount Procida, Vesuvius, Sorrento Peninsula, Trentaremi bay with its archaeological site, and of course, the historic center of Naples.
You can enjoy an aperitif at one of the many kiosks, read a book, watch the sports activities on the athletics track or the performances and the concerts at the amphitheatre, to jog, go biking, go on the skates, or bring your children to the playground of the Virgilian.
How to get
By bus C31 from Vomero and Posillipo, get off at Manzoni – Parco Virgiliano. Bus 140 from Piazza Vittoria and Mergellina, get off at Discesa Coroglio – Istituto Denza, then go on foot.
Opening and closing times
01 May – 20 June from 7:00 am to 12:00 am
21 June – 30 September from 07:00 am to 01:00 am
01 October – 30 April from 07:00 am to 9:00 pm, close at 10:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays
– Viale Virgilio, 80123, Naples
– Via Tito Lucrezio Caro, 80123, Naples
Phone: 081 4107211