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Centro Storico

Naples, Italy (Porto)
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Ranked #29 of 202 attractions in Naples
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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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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1,054 reviews 1,054 reviews
809 attraction reviews
334 helpful votes 334 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
49 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
138 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The town was diry and this is reaaly a big shame.......but we loved to walk around this fantastic old town. Spaccanapoli, quartieri spagnoli, San Gregorio armeno (the famous presepi road), via chiaia, the gallery. You could spend a day simply walking and visiting monuments and breathe the history of this unbeliveble town. Don't miss pizza and sfogliatella and if you... More

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Ontario Canada
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257 reviews 257 reviews
162 attraction reviews
489 helpful votes 489 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This area is really cool to visit! So many different kinds of architecture and monuments. It is kind of chaotic but I guess that's what gives it its charm. Stop for a Granite and have fun exploring!

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Bolu, Turkey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Narrow streets with touristic shops and pizza restaurants, local people riding vespas and shouting around gives you the genuine taste of being in Italy. Yes, that is something different and worth to experience. You shouldn't be very alert about the safety; just make sure that you do not give the impression of a rich and careless tourist. Historic center of... More

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
80 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The historic centre of Naples is by no means the most picturesque part. It is ramshackle, chaotic, filthy in places and full of litter, but its also probably the nearest you'll get today to what life was like in a medieval city. Just look up some of the side streets and you can imagine that nothing has changed for hundreds... More

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Genève
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Will never go back to Naples. One big disappointment! It's dirty; garbage everywhere and it stinks terribly. No terraces and bad experiences in the restaurants with the exception of pizzeria Brandi.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

An interesting area of Naples for walking around, people watching and doing a little shopping if so inclined. The central plaza had buildings with typical Roman architecture. As with all of Naples, there is lots of graffiti and trash everywhere.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

It was cool. Lots of graffiti thought. :( The neighborhood right behind it is awesome for anyone who loves to photograph that kind of scene. Everyone is outside or has their doors open...laundry out on wires, motorcycles going up and down the street, people yelling in Italian, it's great.

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