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Naples historical centre

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, the historic center of Naples is the obligatory stop for anyone who decides to visit the city for the first time. With a history of over 27 centuries, it still retains its ancient structure, collecting various examples of styles; from the ancient Greek walls, to the archaeological remains of the Roman era, up to the large number of wonderful churches and palaces that you meet along the way. There are three main roads (called decumani), connected to each other by a series of alleys and narrow streets.

The famous Spaccanapoli seems to divide the city into two equal parts. It crosses the historic center lengthwise, starting from the popular district of Forcella up to the more elegant via Toledo. Spaccanapoli is rich of splendid churches and palaces: Santa Chiara, the churches of Jesus and San Domenico, which overlook the squares of the same name; Palazzo Venezia, Palazzo Carafa and Palazzo di Sangro, just to name a few.

In via San Gregorio Armeno you can immerse yourself in the Christmas atmosphere 365 days a year. It is known all over the world for its typical artisan workshops and quaint shops. Thousands of figurines, and decorations related to the crib art, which has been handed down for generations and transforms the street into a big party every day.

A walk in the center cannot end with a stop in one of the typical pizzerias in Via dei Tribunali. So called because, in ancient times, it was the road that led to the ancient courthouse. Today it is known for the many pizzerias and chip shops that crowd the street, spreading an irresistible scent to say the least. Choosing what to savor is really difficult: from the classic Margherita sitting at the table or to the quick “pizza a wallet”, ending with a fragrant puff pastry and a Neapolitan coffee. Maybe in the bar that displays a Maradona hair inside as a relic!

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