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Centro Storico

Naples, Italy (Porto)
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Ranked #34 of 225 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Owner description: This part of Naples is considered the historic center of the city, which contains the Palazzo Reale and the splendid churches of Gesù Nuovo, San... more » Owner description: This part of Naples is considered the historic center of the city, which contains the Palazzo Reale and the splendid churches of Gesù Nuovo, San Lorenzo and Santa Chiara. « less
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Niagara Falls, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The building inside and out were beautiful. The craftsmanship that went into places like this are amazing. Only downfall is the graffiti. It's a shame a beautiful place like this has to be tagged all over the place. I guess some people don't care about historic landmarks

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Bath, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Awful, awful, awful!! It wasn't open in the middle of the day on a Wednesday, it was covered in scaffolding and graffiti, and fly tipping had taken place in front of it... In the middle of a piazza in a giant city, really?! Architecturally from the outside it was beautiful but clearly there was no pride or focus on preserving... More

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Australia
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437 reviews 437 reviews
238 attraction reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

To be honest, I really thought I was going to hate Naples because of all the terrible things written about it and the bad press it receives. I came away feeling I would definitely return here. We stayed in Centro Storico for two nights. It is a crazy, bewildering place when you first arrive and it's mazes of alleys and... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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263 reviews 263 reviews
78 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

One the the most interesting city centers in Europe. Full of joy, movement, history, interesting and typical historical points of the city. Allow at least three hours. Convents, churches, pitoresque houses, shops, pedestrian walks, all not to miss. Worth the detour.

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Switzerland
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358 reviews 358 reviews
92 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Old town as nowhere else in the world. Full of people, mixed with tourists and locals. Dirty streets, garbage and hanging laundry over the streets. The atmosphere is very special. Great pizzerias and cafeterias all over the old town.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is the area of Naples where you will find most of the attractions - Palaces, galleries, theatres, castles, restaurants. It's a very busy and hectic area. Be prepared to look past it and take in the richness of the architecture and hidden gems nestled away. Just wander around and you might come across some nice surprises. I was with... More

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George, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It seems like very little maintainence is done to historical buildings, and vandalistic graffiti make it even look sadder. Smokers leave their butts everywhere. The hillside of Naples is cleaner.

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Tortona, Italy
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1,408 reviews 1,408 reviews
1,122 attraction reviews
552 helpful votes 552 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

There are few Italian cities that can boast a heritage as that of Naples, the historic center is absolutely one of those things that I will carry forever in my heart, a place so different to any city I've ever seen, a place where you will discover a city walking alive, a combination of colors, aromas and flavors, where the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
52 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We stayed just on the edge of Centro Storico, and when we arrived we where lost and disoriented. It was noisy, dirty and very hectic, with honking cars and madcap scooter riders trying to run us down. But once we settled in to our accommodation, we slowly eased into this maelstrom. We learnt to love this ancient place. There's a... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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207 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The centre of Napoli is very big and not the prettiest I have seen in Italy. To walk from the harbour to the railway-station allow plenty time since it is a large distance different in atmosphere from the more affluent resorts near Positano

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