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San Gregorio Armeno

Piazzetta San Gregorio Armeno 1 | Spaccanapoli, Naples, Italy (Pendino)
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Ranked #12 of 203 attractions in Naples
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: The tradition of representing the Holy Family as true art lives on in this narrow street, which is crowded on both sides with hundreds of artisan... more » Owner description: The tradition of representing the Holy Family as true art lives on in this narrow street, which is crowded on both sides with hundreds of artisan workshops with colorful displays of Nativity scenes. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The privately owned little chapel of Sanservero is a cornucopia of treasures. However,a lesser well known church of San Gregrio Armeno,provides an oasis of cool silence from the constant hubbub outside in the streets of the same name,where for generations Neapolitans have manufactured xmas mangers. This church was founded as a convent for the wayward daughters of the nobility,and is... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

For those who have never been to Naples can not even imagine what you are missing out, only this attraction that this small district located in the heart of Naples is the thing for which it is worth coming here. Among the small alleys and narrow streets are the famous shops where craftsmen build 365 days a year the famous... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

An amazing narrow street that connects two of Naples most amazing streets, Via dei Tribunali and Via San Biagio dei Librai. The street is lined with shops selling amazing nativity scenes. As well as all manner of kitsch ornaments, figurines and artworks.

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Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

It should not be considered as an exibition rather than a valuable Christmas craftmanship market. The area is quite small, the alleys are narrow and can easily become overcrowded, but it's worth a visit without any doubt. Some pieces are really outstanding.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

One of those places you have to visit as a tourist, but appeals more to the Italian tourists as all of the shops sell Italian style Christmas decorations which although interesting & amusing to look at wouldn't be something you may buy to bring home. Very busy so hang on to your wallet/purse and expect to get bumped around a... More

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Milan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

When strolling in San Gregorio Armeno I felt like a 5 years old child and was brought back then, when I used to have a presepe in my home for Christmas. I simply adored all the creations I could see here from the biggest to the smallest, and all the different characters that these skilled artists make, the tiny details,... More

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No. Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

...you'll like this experience. The streets are narrow, jam-packed with vendors and shoppers during the weeks before Christmas. For the discerning collector there are a number of places that do very fine work (priced accordingly) but you can also pick up a typical Italian nativity set for a very reasonable price for the family mantelpiece. Comparison shopping pays, as the... More

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Naples, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

San Gregorio al meno is a Christmas haven filled with nativities and craftsman..a delight to the eye however not to the wallet..crowded and buzzy ..worth a visit during the year however if you leave it till this time of the year visit early in the morning..it's hell after 4 pm...

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

What fun! This street is extremely crowded at this time of year with shoppers looking to start or continue to build their presepe, which are the village Christmas scenes. There are all sorts of Christmas lights and decorations, hot roasted nuts, and street performers. An absolute 'must see' in the ancient part of Naples

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

San Gregorio Armeno and its adjoining streets are renowned throughout the world for their traditional 17th century-style nativity figurines and many of the artiginal workshops offer stunning - if expensive - examples of the craft. For those with less money there are the standard Fontanini figures in various plastic sizes and if you want an entire village in miniature, there's... More

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