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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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  • One of the most important crossroads of Naples, enjoy the beautiful architecture of the Convitto Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele and Central statue of the great poet. It is often crowded by local markets and stalls. Under the square, one of the busiest subway stations.
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  • Every time I go back to Naples I must visit this place! Good, small, unfortunately quickly but the quality of the Neapolitan specialities of eat street is at very high levels! From arancini to macaroni, fried pizza omelette Eggplant parmigiana everything is yummy. The prices are awesome! Unique!
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  • Doesn't need d presentations, this is one of the main squares of Naples and is the beating heart full listings.
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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.
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  • Very nice place with friendly hosts.
  • Great hotel
  • a fantastic location, and a wonderful breakfast.