During the two decades of Fascism it was a Parco delle Rimembranze (i.e. Park of Remembrance) in commemoration of the fallen in the great war. Today it is known as Parco Virgiliano. A huge green stretch of land, built according to a terrace system, which offers a marvellous view on the Gulf of Naples. With an eyeglance you can see from the Vesuvius to Sorrento, Capri and the area and islands of the Phlegrean Fields, an extraordinary panoramic position that dominates the entire city. The Parco Virgiliano stretches out on a 92.000 sqm area on the farthest point of Posillipo’s hill. In 1997 a requalification project for the site was drawn up and approved for the creation of a public park. A huge area enriched by hundrends of trees and shrubs of various species: holm-oaks, olive trees, oak trees and a massed underwood of myrtle plants, rosemary and mock privets. In the future, the Parco Virgiliano will be united to the close archaeological park of Pausylipon, thus becoming an area of historical and landscape value.
Opening hours: from 7am to midnight from May 1 to June 20; from 7am to 1am from June 21 to September 30; from 7am to 9pm from October 1 to April 30. Saturday and Sunday the park closes at 10pm.