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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 beautiful squares of Naples, served by subway, you can take via Toledo and arrive to piazza Plebiscito or from Porta Alba enter Naples historic and take by the courts.
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  • I went to 8/2016. Centrale train station take the exit going away. Just before sunset the evening I went, but a lot of people. Dante's statue in the center of the square. Alba the gate around the square built.
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  • When it comes to squares in Naples, oddly almost nobody mentions piazza Dante. And yet, deep down, I am convinced that the Neapolitans love. It is certainly not an architecture model, also because it has a bit of an odd shape and the road to follow to arrive there the borders but not the cross. But I think it's the most expensive square at the heart of the Neapolitans. Surely more than piazza Plebiscito (too tied to memories royalists) and piazza Municipio (too tied to remember Laguna). Piazza Dante is apolitical, is dedicated to historical figure known to everyone (although not Neapolitan) and suitable for making us four steps for a quick stop. Let's say that its beauty is not to be anything outstanding; but as piazza in daily life is fine.
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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.