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Piazza Dante, Naples

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Piazza Dante is a large public square in Naples, Italy, named after the poet Dante Alighieri. The square is dominated by a 19th-century statue of the poet Dante, sculpted by Tito Angelini.OverviewOriginally, the square was called Largo del Mercatello . In 1765, it was rechristened Foro Carolina, after the wife of the King of Naples. At that time, the square was modified by architect Luigi Vanvitelli. Modifications included the construction of an ornate semicircular arrangement of columns and statues that now look down on the square. They now mark the western side of a boarding school named for Victor Emanuel II. Vanvitelli, with his changes, essentially converted what had been the rear of a large, pre-existing and ancient monastery into the front of the "new" structure. The western side of the square is flanked by Via Toledo. At the southern side is the church of San Michele Arcangelo. On Via Toledo, in the northern flank of the piazza is the church of Santa Maria di Caravaggio and the Port'Alba, one of the city gates.
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  • Piazza Dante is a large square at the northern end of the Via Toledo as you enter the historic quarter. By day it is nothing special, but at night, especially at the weekend, it comes to life. There a...  more »
  • In front of the University. Many students, some bookstores. Some so-so cafes. Sunny and open space. Not much else to say.  more »
  • The first time we saw the square on Sunday, when we went to the Polish mass for the Church of Saint Michele Arcangelo, which is just off Piazza Dante. Just on the square of the market took place, people were selling vegetables, fruits, olive oil and other food products. You can see right away that this is a frequent meeting place for people, there is always something going on here and here you can see the life of Naples. Being near you might also see Dante Metro station, which is characterized by a twist of modern art.
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  • Lovely. Gracious hosting, room cleaned daily. Overlooking Dante Piazza. Many mama's pushing stroller indicated family neighborhood, kids playing soccer on piazza. We feel safe and secure. Wifi is excellent. Breakfast supplied by staff is ample. Front room large, sunny w/ tall balcony doors. Shower ample hot water and pressure. Best thing is Carlos and Simone and all the wonderful good food and friendship they offer.
  • Bello
  • Very nice place with friendly hosts.
  • Great hotel
  • a fantastic location, and a wonderful breakfast.