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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  • August 15, 2017
    I love this square and all the little shops and street around it... And by night is a veeery lively area! Go there for a drink and you will come back with a friend :)  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    There are many bars and restaurants, a kiosk for drinks and slushies, some market banquet and, most importantly, many bookstores with prices really scream! Many books are exposed directly to piazza, a few euro!
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  • July 29, 2017
    As said in the title, is a beautiful, very spacious and full of life and shopping. Intersects with Port'Alba and via Toledo. Is close to the Modern cinema and has a metro for easy access to other areas of Naples.
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  • Very friendly owners and staff. Well presented and clean rooms.
  • 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.
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  • Very nice place with friendly hosts.
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