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Quartiere Spagnoli

Address: Montecalvario, Naples, Italy (Porto)
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Ranked #79 of 201 Attractions in Naples
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Krakow, Poland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is not a place for sensitive tourists, but if you really want to feel Naples it is a MUST SEE district. Narrow streets, lots of locals, small shops and crazy scooter drivers. And I did not get it dangerous at night as many people claims.

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Chicago, Illinois
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147 reviews 147 reviews
53 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Be careful that you don't get hit by a scooter - if you survive, you can enjoy the "real" Naples with a reasonably priced lunch or dinner. Within a few streets of the Via Toledo are a number of fine trattatoria. I loved several of them (see other reviews). The rest looks like the lower east side of New York... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I must admit to being a bit apprehensive at first after reading a lot online about this place. But I have to say this was probable one of the ONLY places in Naples where I DIDN'T feel like I was about to be mugged! Yes, it's a bit grimy and the alleyways feel a bit dodgy but we ended up... More 

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Lake of Geneva
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118 reviews 118 reviews
103 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Quartiere Spagnoli is most colorful and full of life. I recommend walking down from upper streets towards busy shopping streets below the quartiere. That way you will also see the beautiful Vesuvio from different angles between the high buildings. We did it at daytime walking down from Monte Santo. A lot of people sitting outside of their houses and ready... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

An old neighbourhoud with narrow paved hilly streets.Laundry on ropes laid between old buildings not in their best shape. Despite their bad reputation we haven't any problems to walk there,indeed,on daytime.

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Tortona, Italy
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1,419 reviews 1,419 reviews
1,127 attraction reviews
616 helpful votes 616 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The Spanish Quarter of Naples, a historic city district and without doubt are still synonymous with violence, but I do not think so as it was described. Sure you hear stories of people robbed or violence, but I think this happens in every major city of the world. As in any particular place so it is always better to go... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

If you head off the path of trendy Via Toledo you will step into the heady, boisterous, street theater of the Spanish Quarter. Narrow streets teeming with locals going about their everyday lives. I saw a pet dog being lowered down in a basket from a third story apartment. And every where peoples washing hangs down from balconies almost like... More 

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Turku, Finland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Strolling along small streets is a cheap way to see what living in Naples is like. Quartiere Spagnoli is most colorful and full of life. I recommend walking down from upper streets towards busy shopping streets below the quartiere. That way you willalso see the beautiful Vesuvio from different angles between the high buildings. Do it at daytime, narrow streets... More 

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Very lively and authentic neighbourhood for a stroll during the day (I would avoid the backstreets in the evening). Real people live and work here and it's a busy and bustling area to explore. Watch baskets being dropped down to collect shopping and other items. It was Interesting to discover that the washing hanging in the streets isn't hurriedly taken... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

Some people will tell you to avoid this neigbourhood but you haven't seen Naples if you haven't seen the Quartiere Spagnoli (Spanish Neighbourbood). It's a poor area, so maybe it's best to avoid it at night and it's dirty but so is the rest of Naples these days. The streets are narrow and the drying linen keeps the sun from... More 

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