Ancient Naples

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via toledo - urbanistic centre  


The name of via Toledo derives from that of the viceroy Don Pedro di Toledo to whom the urbanistic setup of the city is owed, today it is centre of many shops, many of ancient tradition and prestigious banks. In Piazza Trieste e Trento we admire the Fountain “del Carciofo” (Artichoke) given in the years 50 to the city by the mayor Achille Lauro, here it is possible to visit the Church of San Ferdinando and facing there is the “Coffee Gambrinus”, ancient place of meeting of the cultural and political Neapolitan world. Beside, in via San Carlo, there is the homonym Theatre San Carlo, built for wish of king Carlo of Borbone; opposite there is the Gallery Umberto I realized at the end of the XIX century. In the Gallery there is the Theatre Margherita, to the outside there are many palaces of the '700 and '800 among which: Palace Zevallos di Stigliano centre of the Italian Commercial Bank and Palace Buono today centre of the great stores "La Rinascente". In Piazzetta Duca d' Aosta there are the Theatre Augusteo and the Station of the Funicular that connects this zone to the Vomero. Rich in history and in precious works are the numerous Churches of the '500 and of the '600 that are situated in this zone, among which stand out the Church of Santo Spirito, one of the most suggestive of the city. Via Toledo finishes in Piazza Dante or Forum Carolino, centre of the market up to the XVI century; in 1700 the square was restructured by L. Vanvitelli and today it is centre of the National Boarding school Vittorio Emanuele I. In 1800 the pits of the grain were demolished to realize via Pessina along which the rests of Alfonso II of Aragon‘s hunting estate are still visible and ahead there is the Gallery Principe di Napoli (1876).

 

 
  services
cash dispenser, telephones , taxi , bar/restaurants, pharmacies , oeno-gastronomic typical products
 
  practicable ...
by bicycle, on foot
 


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