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Centro Storico

Naples, Italy (Porto)
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Ranked #30 of 222 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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1,186 reviews 1,186 reviews
920 attraction reviews
435 helpful votes 435 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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 reviews 207 reviews
183 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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562 helpful votes 562 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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61 helpful votes 61 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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