Naples Centro Storico

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Naples Centro Storico
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This part of Naples is considered the historic center of the city, which contains the Palazzo Reale and the splendid churches of Gesù Nuovo, San Lorenzo and Santa Chiara.
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During our brief visit to Naples, we had only three hours to get a glimpse of the centre. We decided to walk to the Cattedrale di San Gennaro.

From the airport, our bus brought us to the garden next to the Teatro di San Carlo. Along the way, we saw from the bus the huge Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, a lot of neoclassic buildings and the University of Naples Federico II on Corso Umberto I, the Camera di Commercio on Piazza Giovanni Bovio, and the imposing Castel Nuovo (Maschio Angioino) next to the Piazza Municipio.

As our guide suggested, from the Piazza del Plebiscito we first went to see the Galleria Umberto I, then headed up the elegant Via Toledo. It has a lot of neoclassic and modern buildings and exclusive shops. We passed the Toledo metro station next to the Disney store. We did not have time to visit the station, although we knew that it is the most beautiful of all of them.

On Piazza Dante, we turned eastward, passed the Port'Alba and entered the scenic Via dei Tribunali with the genuine Neapolitan atmosphere. It is narrow, crowded, with little shops, bars, churches and scooters everywhere!

We saw the Obelisco di San Gennaro but continued to the Tribunale Di Napoli, then back to the Via Duomo which was under reconstruction, finally arriving at the cathedral. After a brief visit, we returned using the same route.

Fortunately, we did not have any problems, despite the fact that Naples has a notoriously bad reputation! We have, of course, paid close attention to our belongings!
Written September 4, 2020
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Michele Amico🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
Caltanissetta, Italy2,869 contributions
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The great singer Pino Daniele sings: Napoli è mille colori..., it's real Napoli is thousands colors. A city that is a planet. Love.
Written October 9, 2019
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Belgo96
Brisbane, Australia3,610 contributions
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To be honest, I really thought I was going to hate Naples because of all the terrible things written about it and the bad press it receives. I came away feeling I would definitely return here. We stayed in Centro Storico for two nights. It is a crazy, bewildering place when you first arrive and it's mazes of alleys and cobblestone streets can be confusing but you do work it out gradually. I felt it was a very young, vibrant city with a great atmosphere, particularly in the streets around Piazza Bellini (the square where the hotel is situated). Do try the best gelato you'll have at Gay Odin on Via Benedetto Croce 61 (the high temple of excellent gelato). If you've seen the movie Song of Napoli ("Song'e Napule" in Italian) at an Italian Film Festival recently you can location spot the vibrant Piazza Gesu in the last scene of the movie. This is another spot in the Centro Storico where the Neapolitan's gather at night for coffee, gelato and conversation. You'll find it almost impossible to get a bad pizza in Centro Storico but if you want a famous one, go to Sobillo's at Via dei Tribunali 32. Good coffee and pastry shops, and wine bars at night. Look past the graffiti and rubbish and you'll see a city with character like no where else with friendly people. Don't let all those stories scare you away. You just need to be sensible with handbags etc.
Written October 8, 2014
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Ryan Hope
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Couples
Dirty, scummy, definitely not worth the visit - not even for Pompei. Google “Pompei” instead. It will give you a better, more fulfilling experience of this exceptionally interesting historic event, whereas Naples will leave you disappointed.

Hardly any amenities, rude people and staff, exceptionally poor transportation.

Spend your time and money elsewhere in Italy.
Written July 3, 2022
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Lisa Burton-Van Alstine
Baltimore, MD138 contributions
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Your city is a filthy trashy mess. Every street, park, piazza, sidewalk is strewn with litter. The street transportation polution is enough to give anyone lung cancer. There is no reason in the world you should have so much trash littered everywhere.

Have some self respect and some respect for your personal and public spaces. It is disgusting AND a horrible shame.

Your city offers such amazing history, culture, food, and a wonderful Mediterranean setting.

CLEAN IT UP!
Written January 14, 2019
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Lukas O
Lubaczow, Poland81 contributions
Couples
Wandering those chaotic, crowded, noisy, colorful streets, feeling the city with all your senses makes it really unique and unforgettable.
Written August 8, 2018
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Hans D
Overmere, Belgium71 contributions
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The view of Napoli when you are on top of the Vesuvius is impressive. A little later we found ourselves in the middle of what looked attractive from the top...
The weather (grey-ish) may have contributed to our first impressions, it was mainly the disorder, and lack of care for buildings, walls, streets etc.... I was in Cairo and saw a “dirty” city that was at the same time charming because it was dirt on its way to become something better. In Napels I saw a city in decline. Once Napels was a pearl on the Amalfitano coast, now the city gave me the impression of being in total chaos.
In Belgium we have this small abandoned village “Doel” near the Antwerp Port. Graffiti on every wall of every abandoned house but yet charming because of its (his)story. Napels did not succeed in sharing their stories with me in a way I liked. Before we went to Italy Somebody said people either love or very much dislike Napels. I belong to the latter.
Written November 4, 2018
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Carlos M
Santiago de Compostela, Spain3 contributions
Family
This was my fifth time in Italy and I had never been this disgusted. The amount of dirt and garbage all over the streets of Naples is beyond gross. I wouldn't go back even if it was for free. If you care about the enviroment, you wouldn't spend any money in this dumpster.
Written February 12, 2018
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Pylssy
Helsinki, Finland36 contributions
Family
Napoli is just amazingly beautiful, while being also sometimes a bit funky, and some of the streets may be a bit dirty. But there are not too many cities like this, with the wonderful city architecture and a nice mixture of art deco and modern and ancient!
Written August 28, 2016
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ERNIE M
Milawa, Australia365 contributions
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We stayed just on the edge of Centro Storico, and when we arrived we where lost and disoriented. It was noisy, dirty and very hectic, with honking cars and madcap scooter riders trying to run us down. But once we settled in to our accommodation, we slowly eased into this maelstrom. We learnt to love this ancient place. There's a market on every corner with constant street theater with the animated locals enjoying life to the full. It was always so much fun exploring the old streets like Via dei Tribunali, Via Vecchia, Via San Gregorio Armeno and so on.
So exciting and lots of fun! My favorite part of Italy.
Written February 3, 2014
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