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Centro Storico

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Neighbourhood: Pendino
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Address: Naples, Italy

This part of Naples is considered the historic center of the city, which...

This part of Naples is considered the historic center of the city, which contains the Palazzo Reale and the splendid churches of Gesù Nuovo, San Lorenzo and Santa Chiara.

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Spectacular building

Built in the circus (round) style, this building is huge and beautiful. A must see in Naples. In the square in center of town, easy to find.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Woodstock, Canada
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Woodstock, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Built in the circus (round) style, this building is huge and beautiful. A must see in Naples. In the square in center of town, easy to find.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We had a blast wandering the narrow streets of the Centro Storico. People were dancing and singing, playing music and just having a great time. Loved the lively-ness!

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

One of the best experiences of Naples was the Centro Storico/Historical Center. There are pizzerias and trattorias with traditional food (antica) at every corner, food stalls and small shops with traditional Italian products including pastas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Old Naples seems to weave itself into your heart as you very slowly make your way or attempt to - you see, there is always a shop, a church, a doorway, a stall, a smile that must be seen or shared or explored.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Hubby and I spent about six hours exploring the historical center of Naples. True there are dozens of historically relevant monuments and structures which are obviously important and, in some cases, quite beautiful. But the ambiance is trashy. Locals will run you over with their scooters while tearing through pedestrian areas, or honk the horn repeatedly till you move. People... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The historic center of the city is a series of constant surprises. Just when you think that you finally get used to all those smells, noises, chaos and hectic atmosphere around you, you will stumble upon something new and completely different than anything else you can see in any other Italian city. You can love it or hate it, there... More 

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very original, impressive church, I highly recommand, would be better to visit during the mass......

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

A historic centre of Naples leaves you totally shocked with its loads of cultural and historic items. You have to have much more time to see it all.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Wandering through the streets and alleys of the Centro Storico is an experience like no other. Not like Rome, nor Venice, nor Florence. It has its own fast pace, grittiness, sounds, and smells. Everything absolutely drips with history and chaos. Its fascinating to behold. Around each corner are surprises, mostly old ones, that will make you wonder how this place... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

You have to stroll along the streets of Spaccanapoli and the quartieri spagnoli. You will get an original feel of the "real" Napoli. Only advice, watch out for your belogings.

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