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Piazza Dante | Via Port'Alba, Naples, Italy
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

The gate dates to 1625 when it was commissioned by Antonio Álvarez de Toledo y Beaumont, the Spanish Viceroy in Naples. Stroll through and you are in an area that is crammed with various stalls selling all types of books, magazines, postcards, souvenirs, musical instruments,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dan L
Reviewed July 6, 2018

I didn't realise that this was the old entrance into the city to later on but walking to/from Piazza Dante you felt it was something special with stalls selling video (remember them), LP's (even further back in your memory) and a large selection of second...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

With my vivid imagination I found it thrilling to walk through this old entrance to the city. I also enjoyed the tables with books along the sides. Not your usual tourist sales here. This seems to create a feeling of history and your thoughts can...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

We didn't even realize that we were passing through this gate until after we went through an archway to the Northwest side of Piazza Dante. I had read about this old city gate (1625) and knew that there wasn't much left of it. But as...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

A literal gateway into the city. It takes you back and gives you a sense of what the city might have been like hundreds of years ago. Very interesting and beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

This gateway provides access from the North East corner of Piazza Dante into the old City. Opened in 1625 by the Duke of Alba, making it apparently one of the newer entrances. It is an impressive structure and forms a busy thoroughfare well worth close...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

Port'Alba is a remnant of what used to be in much older days, a so-called gate of the city. These were important, huge gates which you had to go through in order to enter the main city. Today it's there as a historical reminder of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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