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Piazza Dante, Naples

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
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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  • but it is extremely convenient to reach the heart of Naples through the characteristic port ' alba or continue along the shopping street of via toledo. the low rating is for the fact that the square is distressingly dirty and crowded with people (lots of bums!)
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  • Very easy to reach by metro. Very nice square lined with various bar pizzeria souvenir shops. I recommend it!
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  • While slightly neglected and without architectural elements of excellence Piazza Dante is all in all a pretty nice place. In the middle of the square the statue of the famous olive oil producer:) I understand the police garrison, but the soldiers in uniform with l.p. left a bit bewildered. When in doubt, I immediately went to tell him that I hadn't done anything
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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.
  • Very nice place with friendly hosts.
  • Great hotel
  • a fantastic location, and a wonderful breakfast.
  • Nice room, good hospitality, mistress available and helpful, the place is perfect to move to Center, decorated with care and detail, to recommend
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