Naples in 1 day

Just go to the nearby Piazza del Plebiscito. Here in the heart of the city, where many important historical buildings of the city: the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, the Royal Palace (built by Domenico Fontana), Salerno Palace and the Palace of the Prefecture. Piazza del Plebiscito is just a short distance from other imposing monuments of Naples, as the adjacent San Carlo Theatre and the Galleria Umberto I and the Angevin. Also from the square you can see the hill of San Martino, on which stand the Certosa di San Martino and Castel Sant ‘Elmo. On the square in front of the Basilica, rise the equestrian statues of Charles III of Bourbon and his son Ferdinand I. The square is also the crossroads of major city streets: Mergellina, Via Toledo and Via Chiaia. Mergellina is certainly ideal for walking and enjoying the Gulf of Naples, while along Via Toledo you can go shopping at fairly low prices and take a break from Pintauro to eat the best puff pastry in the city. If you like luxury shopping, Via Chiaia and Via dei Mille are the ways that they do for you.

Another characteristic area of Naples are the three decumani San Biagio dei Booksellers (better known as Spaccanapoli), via the Courts and by Anticaglia. Along the sooner you can come across in the Monastery of Santa Chiara with the adjacent cloister. Then you can immerse yourself in San Gregorio Armeno, where you will find lots of shops of artisans of the crib (a classic Neapolitan). Going sbucherete via the courts, where there are some of the best pizzerias in the city. Going down “the courts” will arrive in via Duomo, home to the cathedral, the most important place of Catholic worship in Naples, home of the Baptistery of San Giovanni in Fonte, the oldest of the West. In the cathedral are preserved two ampoules containing a substance in the solid state, which tradition says was the blood of San Gennaro, which lasted for two times a year.


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