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Centro Storico

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Address: Naples, Italy
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: This part of Naples is considered the historic center of the city, which...
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.
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Compact Streets, Little Shops, and Lots and Lots of People!

It is packed, it is lively and you need to keep a close eye on your bag or wallet, but it is completely worth the visit. This is the original heart of Naples and it still beats... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It is packed, it is lively and you need to keep a close eye on your bag or wallet, but it is completely worth the visit. This is the original heart of Naples and it still beats strongly and loudly. Here you will find interesting shops to poke about in, fishmongers selling to the locals and friendly cafes. This is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The streets are old, sometimes dirty and narrow, sometimes empty and sometimes very crowded. The best way to to walk around without specific sites in mind to get a feel of the city life. This is not a sophisticated city, unlike Rome of Firenze. This is Southern Italy and the atmosphere is more casual.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Naples is a lot different than the other parts of Italy. It's more crowded, polluted, chaotic and energetic. You need to explore the streets to feel the lively atmosphere.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately, we had only one day in our very busy South of Italy itinerary to spend in this wonderful and warm city. There is so much to see there, if you actually concentrate on the sites and not on garbage and graffiti, though I do understand the feelings of people who were appalled by not too tidy streets. This city... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

You may assume that an Italian city with a governmental pizza authority would have it together. You would be WRONG. The city is a total dump and there is just no getting around it! The hotel staff clearly love their city and are unfazed because we were told that the historical center was beautiful! We squinted our eyes and kept... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nel cuore di Napoli Almeno una volte all’anno ritorno a Napoli per un’immersione nella mia placenta. La città è oggi una donna trasandata, una volta bella, ma conserva luminosi occhi azzurri, posture ancora affascinanti, una voce calda, un profumo speziato. Giro per la città vecchia che mi ha visto ragazzo e ci riconosciamo subito, come sempre. La pescheria alla Pignasecca... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love this place... There is magic in there. You will be able to feel the joy of the people in the streets mixed with musicians and absolutely delicious food (different types of restaurants). The crazy disorder of the city with this magical place makes you feel free and alive!

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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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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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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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