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Piazza dei Martiri, Naples

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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  • Clean and cared for piazza in the Centre of which stands a solemn column bounded by 4 Lions. Accustomed to the charm of the Neapolitan degradation, seen so much whiteness I immediately threw a brown paper bag on the ground but a lady with Leopard fur and hat with ostrich feathers while collecting the poop of Dudu codialmente invited me to correct my havoc. What a shame! (give the name Dudu the dog I mean)
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  • Elegant square from which radiate some of the most exclusive streets. It is here that ends via Chiaia, in 2 steps from p.zza victory and then to via Caracciolo, the Riviera di Chiaia and the Villa Comunale. Great palaces, including Palace Partanna and Palazzo Calabritto (the latter attributed to Vanvitelli: Luigi and Carlo), adorn the square, but what attracts the eye is the monument to the martyrs Neapolitans: nineteenth-century work that consists of a tall column, dominated by a statue symbolizing the virtue of the martyrs and with 4 beautiful Lions at the base (each with a precise symbolic significance), surrounded by a bed of flowers. On the square there are the shops open for exclusive brands. Don't miss it, please, to stretch the vs/a few step to go to see the famous elliptical staircase of Palazzo Mannajuolo, ranked # 36 in Via Filangeri, one of several Art Nouveau buildings leaving nearby (ask the doorman once in place).
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  • Martyrs square is one of the most central areas of Naples, in the heart of Chiaia. Was the first square built outside the city walls, when Naples was beginning to spread in this area. It is called so because it is dedicated to all martyrs of Neapolitan history. The Center is dominated by a column dedicated to the martyrs caduti per la libertà di Napoli. On the top of the column stands a statue symbolizing the virtue of martyrs. At the foot of the statue there are four lions, each of which symbolizes Neapolitan martyrs of a particular historical period. The dying lion represents the martyrs of the Neapolitan Republic of 1799, the lion pierced by the sword recalls the martyrs carbonari of 1820, the lion lying down with the statutes of 1848 under the paw remembers those who died that year, the lion standing remembers the fallen partisans of 1860. The square is almost completely pedestrian, is beautiful by day, but reaches its peak in the evening. It is one of the most frequented by young people, because of the small bars, wine bars, pubs and trendy cafes are located in this area. In February, as romantic lights for Valentine's day in the city, promoted from the merchants in the area. It is also important and luxurious voutique area of the city.
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