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“Pretty place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Galleria Umberto I

Galleria Umberto I
Via San Carlo, Naples, Italy (San Ferdinando)
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Ranked #73 of 337 things to do in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Pretty place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Beautiful architecture but shopping was nothing special. Some mornings during quiet times it was full of street vendors peddling their rubbish and knock off bags. Once dropped all his wares in the street in front of the police who made a lazy attempt at confiscating some of his bags, but then let him walk up into the Galleria to warn the others to make off. Not that they needed to, as the police really didn't seem to put any effort into stopping it!

Visited August 2012
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“Go for the photo op”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

It is a mall inside of a very beautiful building. There are stores, restaurants, cafes, and pastisseries. The shops are nothing special, the building itself is the sight. The floors are beautiful marble and mosaic and the glass-domed ceiling rises 200 feet over the floor. The architecture is fantastic. Great for pictures.

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“As shopping malls go, this is one of the grandest!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

The Galleria is basically a super-smart shopping mall - but a very old, very grand opulent mall! It's spectacular with its marbles and granites, statues and carvings and the most beautiful glass roof. The shops inside aren't so special unfortunately - they're much as you'd see elsewhere in Naples, but the building itself is a tourist sight in its own right - and it is free to go in!

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Bucharest, Romania
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“Beautiful architecture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

The Umberto gallery is located right across the street from the Palazzo Reale and San Carlo theatre. It is a commercial gallery eith a couple of cafes and restaurants - I had an ice cream in one of them and it was the best! The architecture of the building is truly impressive, it shouldn't be missed if you're in the area, it only takes a couple of minutes to stroll through it.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Something for Everyone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Galleria Umberto, a few blocks from the Porto in Napoli,and across from the San Carlo opera house, is a wonder of glasswork and marble. The soaring dome above provides total daylight inside the structure-- a surprising contrast to the darkness along some of the narrow Neopolitan streets.

There are high end shops-- and a few touristy spots as well. We window shopped, and stopped for gelato-- really good gelato--- at the center cafe.

It's well worth a visit.

Visited May 2012
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