Parco Vergiliano a Piedigrotta, Naples

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Parco Vergiliano is a public park in Naples, southern Italy. It is located directly across from the Mergellina railway station and in back of the church of Santa Maria di Piedigrotta.It is a relatively small space and easy to overlook. The site is a monument tribute to the poet Virgil, and a plaque claims that the site is the final resting place of the poet. The site is at the eastern opening of the so-called "Neapolitan Crypt," an ancient Roman tunnel that led through the Posillipo hill to connect to a major road leading north to Rome, itself. Legend says that the poet—also renowned as a sorcerer—called the tunnel into existence by his powers. The tunnel was probably the work of Lucius Cocceus Auctus, the Roman engineer who built the nearby Seiano Grotto and many of the fortifications of the Roman Imperial Port in Baia. Parco Virgiliano also contains the authenticated tomb of a more recent poet, Giacomo Leopardi, who died in Naples in 1837.The "Neapolitan Crypt" is also called, generically, a "grotta" and is the reference in various place names in the area such as Piedigrotta and Fuorigrotta . The tunnel, though ancient, was kept up and even expanded in recent centuries and remained in sporadic use until quite late, until superseded by two nearby modern vehicular tunnels around 1900.
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  • I discovered this park randomly, not being well known, which I find absurd! Should fall in stages to visit, as it is home to the tombs and engravings of great historical interest. Unfortunately it is somewhat abandoned and neglected. I find it absurd! Yet another heritage left to himself!!
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  • We were passing by and stopped to take a walk with the kids ... The Park is neglected, abandoned and there is very little rides for toddlers.
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  • One of the nicest things about Naples! There are the tombs of Virgil and Leopards, would keep it better. It's funny the irrigation system that points the cement and not the grass ... the Park is only open in the mornings
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  • Very amazing skyline
  • Very Nice views, worth the visit. Entry is free.
  • The Virgiliano Park is a small park that can be visited in 10 minutes, unless it remains bewitched by the beautiful views from above and that air some meditative and mysterious that sets it apart. The Park grows more vertically and horizontally, which allows a beautiful view on the seafront of Mergellina and Castel dell'Ovo. Definitely worth a visit especially if you love the Italian literature as it resting Leopards and Virgil.
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  • The Parco Vergiliano, not to be confused with the Parco Virgiliano in Posillipo, is an authentic jewel, unknown to most people because of the location. Inside there are the tombs of leopards and Virgilio (not open) and access to the Crypta Neapolitana, closed for a long time. A place of peace and tranquility, where nature grows lush. Glimpses of rare beauty, especially in the upper part of the Park.
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  • Naples Park hardly known, not to be confused with the parco Virgiliano in Posilippo, famous because it contains the remains of Giacomo Leopardi and of Virgil. Also you can visit the ancient Crypta Neapolitana, 710 metres long tunnel excavated in the Tuff of the Posillipo Hill between Mergellina and Fuorigrotta. I highly recommend you visit ... you will not regret it!
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