Porta Capuana is one of the ancient neighborhoods of Naples with strong productive traditions, its typical cuisine, its ethnic restaurants, and the large number of unused premises – such as Castel Capuano, the former Lanificio (wool factory), etc. – which are increasingly attracting tourists as well as young artists and musicians.

It serves as a widespread museum of art, architecture, cuisine, and good living, which can represent the true engine of the area’s regeneration. Castel Capuano (12th century), San Giovanni a Carbonara (14th century), and Porta Capuana itself (15th century) are just a part of the cultural, artistic and historical heritage that this part of the city has to offer. Yet, to this day, they remain outside the tourist circuits that often favor better-known but less valuable areas


The Porta Capuana area marked the historic eastern boundary of Naples, bustling for centuries as a vibrant crossroads where city life intersected with the surrounding villages beyond the city walls.

Porta Capuana is also one of the ancient gates of Naples. It is located in the eastern part of the city and is part of the historic city walls. Porta Capuana was built in the 15th century during the Aragonese rule of Naples. Over the centuries, Porta Capuana has undergone various renovations and restorations to preserve its historical significance.

Porta Capuana is within walking distance of other landmarks such as Piazza Garibaldi and the Naples Central Train Station, the Church of Santa Caterina a Formiello, the Statue of San Gaetano, the G. Bovio school, the Cavity (the underground ancient City), etc…