We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Quartiere Spagnoli

Montecalvario, Naples, Italy (Porto)
Improve this listing
Ranked #74 of 226 Attractions in Naples
Type: Neighborhoods
26 visitor photos
Write a Review

84 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    28
    24
    12
    12
    8
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
52 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Helsinki, Finland
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lake of Geneva
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
66 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bucharest, Romania
Top Contributor
432 reviews 432 reviews
385 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tortona, Italy
Top Contributor
1,295 reviews 1,295 reviews
1,016 attraction reviews
497 helpful votes 497 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
51 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Turku, Finland
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Banstead, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Potenza, Italy
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
53 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2010

If you want to see Naples as you picture in your mind from all the movies about Naples then this is the area to visit. The streets are narrow, the motorini are noisy, the vendors are loud but this is where you see the real Naples. This is where you can buy some fruit from a vendor who only speaks... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5

Travelers who viewed Quartiere Spagnoli also viewed

Naples, Province of Naples
Naples, Province of Naples
 
Naples, Province of Naples
Naples, Province of Naples
 

Been to Quartiere Spagnoli? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Quartiere Spagnoli, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing