Parco Vergiliano di Piedigrotta in Naples: history, opening times and how to get there

Naples - Tomb of Giacomo Leopardi from the cave - Photo by Gianluca Amato
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Not to be confused with the Virgilian Park of Posillipo, Vergilian Park in Piedigrotta, which became a public park in the 1930, is located in the Piedigrotta area, near the church of Piedigrotta.

The small park is located behind the church of S. Maria di Piedigrotta, next to the Mergellina railway station and the slopes of the Posillipo hill.

The Park preserves:

  • il cenotaph of Virgil, Roman columbarium considered the poet's tomb
  • la Tomb of Giacomo Leopardi, a high altar placed inside a tuff cave
  • la Crypta Neapolitana (also called Grotta di Pozzuoli or Posillipo), a Roman gallery located between Mergellina and Fuorigrotta
  • a piperno aedicule with two gravestones, dating back to 1668, on which the diseases curable by the thermal waters present in the Phlegrean area are recorded
View from-the-vergiliano-park-photo-by-Tatiana-Kravchuk
Photo by Tatiana Kravchuk

Information on the Parco Vergiliano

Opening time

  •  Monday, Wednesday-Sunday 9:00-14:10
  • Weekly closing: Tuesday
  • Ticket office hours: 9:00-13:30

price tickets

Free admission


Ascent of the Cave, 20 - 80121 Naples

How to Get There:

Subway 2 Line, Mergellina station (about 1 minute on foot)


Tel: 081.669390 - 081 2294409


Site of the Campania Museum Pole

Main photo by Gianluca Amato
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