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Quartiere Spagnoli

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Address: Montecalvario, Naples, Italy

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One of the poorest parts of Napoli: watch out for petty theft at night!!!

The Spanish quarter is one of the poorest and crowds part of Napoli, with 80 000 people per square meter. Consequently, you have to be careful with petty theft if you are walking... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The Spanish quarter is one of the poorest and crowds part of Napoli, with 80 000 people per square meter. Consequently, you have to be careful with petty theft if you are walking there at night. Otherwise, you may enjoy seeing the palazzi and via Toleda, and walking in the narrow streets.

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The best pizzerias and cafes are in this area, several family owned business have that "Welcome to my restaurant/cafe/tavern sit and feel at home" kind of feel but this area is... one word? Sketchy. Within the first 5 hours of being there someone tried (YES TRIED) to pickpocket me, failed miserably as I grew up in a very similar place... More 

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Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Visited on a rainy day having taken the train from Sorrento. Read all the reviews, " look for the real Napoli, the soul of Napoli". The Bad: cobblestones are slippy when wet, shops have the usual trinkets, everybody tries to sell you something. The Ugly: the waste and junk on the floor. Unimaginable. The Good: decided to cut our losses... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Used to live here for one year. It is an amazing neighborhood. In fact people are nice and helpful, inside quartiere spagnoli you can find a lot of cheap and tasty restaurants or cafes ( like Nenello). Don't be afraid to visit it and sightsee, Napolitani won't bite;). Avoid during evenings though...

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Krakow, Poland
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Montecalvario, Naples, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Naples>  > Porto

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