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Spaccanapoli

Address: Via Benedetto Croce, Naples, Italy (Pendino)
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Ranked #19 of 197 Attractions in Naples
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Owner description: This part of Naples is full of crowded, colorful alleys full of...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Owner description: 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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Sandnes, Norway
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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180 reviews 180 reviews
37 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
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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Switzerland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Loved this area. Its where most tourists come but still has a good feel of Naples. Its very clean and the architecture is fantastic, full of surprises. Best is to sit down and watch the world go by.

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Naples, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Once here, don't plan and don't schedule....allow yourself to get lost in the small streets surrounding Spaccanapoli. The only way to savour the real spirit of the town is by getting lost inside its heart. Don't be afraid to taste all the delicacies and street food sold from the small shops......just remember to avoid bringing expensive watches or valuable cameras/mobile... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The "real" Naples is still alive in the narrow streets of Spaccanapoli. Better go during the daytime, as the streets and marketplaces are lively - during night the streetlights are scarce and the streets empty. No fear of robbery, though (?)

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Tried looking for this street from the reviews I read. We went in end Oct/early Nov and it was pleasantly vibrant. If I go again il try this little fried prawn shop which everyone was having. Unfortunately we just ate lunch and had no space for anything else.

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UK
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is a Long narrow street, teeming with life and opening onto small piazzas. It cuts old Naples in half and is home to many of the must see churches and attractions in the city. Watch out for the mopeds that pass you by and keep your valuables safely stowed away!

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Casarano, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

It is the street that 'cuts' Naples in two parts. Walking in this city, with all its sounds, colours and extraordinary people is an unforgettable experience.

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