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Spaccanapoli

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Address: Via Benedetto Croce, Naples, Italy
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: This part of Naples is full of crowded, colorful alleys full of shops...
This part of Naples is full of crowded, colorful alleys full of shops, plastic rosaries, fresh seafood and famous artisan workshops specializing in the city's famous nativity scenes. The street officially starts at Piazza Gesù Nuovo
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go there often, once is not enough

many shops , churches, the underground, food , gelato. Visit Sal's shop to buy pasta ...and a whole lot more. Do it more then once !

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Paterson, New Jersey
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Paterson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

many shops , churches, the underground, food , gelato. Visit Sal's shop to buy pasta ...and a whole lot more. Do it more then once !

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

my hotel (Piazza Bellini) was just around the corner from Spaccanapoli and this was the first place I headed for. It is one long, narrow street criss-crossed with alleyways and tiny streets. I loved the bustle and the energy and, every few feet, I came across a beautiful old church, a facade or a Piazza. Both times I visited it... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

You CANNOT visit Naples and not visit the Spaccanapoli district - in the Centro Storico - because this IS Naples - the atmospheric heart - which is Naples at it's heady, high octane best! You can wander probably for days around all the ancient streets taking in all the city's most intriguing sights! This is unmissable Naples - especially VIA... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It is the historic center, so a must see. We found it better to combine walking along this street with visiting churches on it (Gesu Nuovo and Santa Chiara) and near it (Cappella Sansevero and the Duomo). The street was very crowded when we visited (twice); we were not particularly interested in any of those shops on the street. But... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stayed one night in Naples before catching an early flight the next morning. We stayed at the Hotel Piazza Bellini which is within easy walking distance. We were able to do quite a bit during our one brief day, but if I had to choose just one thing, it would be to walk around Spaccanapoli, sample the street food... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Everything is around this road, a concentrate of the glorious history of Naples meets walking into this place, churches, palaces, old famous shops and the historic university complex.

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Sandnes, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is the historical centre of Naples. Narrow streets with many shops and restaurants, lots of people, mopeds, close to the original Italy that everyone visions

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Not sure how exactly I should describe the people, the music, the smells, the colors ...the joy and the love you see and feel in the streets of Spaccanapoli....INCREDIBLE! Go and try!!!

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The most amazing area to walk through. Narrow streets between apartments, washing hanging on lines, everyday shops (no Armani here!), locals going about their daily lives, noise, motorbikes or bicycles whizzing past. As a solo traveller I did not feel unsafe or threatened but you have to keep your wits about you. I would not go there at night but... More 

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Philadelphia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

From the Piazza del Jesù it is a short walk to the Piazza San Domenico Maggiore - a lovely church near the Museo and Capella Sansevero - but every meter is a struggle as the streets of the Scappanapoli are so densely crowded that one simply is jostled along at the pace of the mass. Forget about crossing Naples this... More 

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