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Spaccanapoli

Address: Via Benedetto Croce, Naples, Italy (Pendino)
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Ranked #18 of 319 things to do in Naples
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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, Other
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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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218 reviews 218 reviews
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126 helpful votes 126 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
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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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12 helpful votes 12 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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