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Michael K
San Jose, CA1,108 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
From Piazza Dante, Port'Alba is a little hard to find because it is recessed from the other buildings. From Via Port'Alba on the other side, Port'Alba just looks like a connector building between two buildings with a tunnel at the bottom. It is not obvious that this is Port'Alba until you emerge onto the piazza side.
Written 28 May 2024
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Herbert C
1,501 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Port’ Alba is basically the remnant of one of Naples’ city gates dating back to 1625. Located at one corner of Piazza Dante, it is not immediately obvious as it is partially concealed by the 2 adjacent buildings. The gate opens up to Via d’Alba, a pedestrian alley filled with quaint shops selling books and musical instruments, and onwards to Centro Storico, Naples historic centre.
Written 15 January 2024
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,965 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
This is one of the old entrance gates into Naples and dates back to 1625. It is located on the North West corner of Piazza Dante and leads into a small street called Via Alba which was a little messy with numerous book sellers and some restaurants.
Written 4 June 2019
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,395 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
The gate dates to 1625 when it was commissioned by Antonio Álvarez de Toledo y Beaumont, the Spanish Viceroy in Naples. Stroll through and you are in an area that is crammed with various stalls selling all types of books, magazines, postcards, souvenirs, musical instruments, etc., and it was crowded. Frankly, if I hadn't been inquisitive, the gate would have remained unseen by me as it is obscured by the colonnade of the adjacent school. The upper section is decorated with bas-reliefs, there is an inscribed panel and a statue mounted on the top section.
Written 9 July 2018
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SteveS1970
Coventry, UK8,881 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
I didn't realise that this was the old entrance into the city to later on but walking to/from Piazza Dante you felt it was something special with stalls selling video (remember them), LP's (even further back in your memory) and a large selection of second hand books. Nice to walk through a piece of history.
Written 6 July 2018
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Renate V
Hartbeesfontein, South Africa1,104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
With my vivid imagination I found it thrilling to walk through this old entrance to the city. I also enjoyed the tables with books along the sides. Not your usual tourist sales here. This seems to create a feeling of history and your thoughts can create its own scene.
As piazza Dante, port'Alba seems to slot into everyday life in naples
Written 15 May 2018
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,681 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
We didn't even realize that we were passing through this gate until after we went through an archway to the Northwest side of Piazza Dante. I had read about this old city gate (1625) and knew that there wasn't much left of it. But as a history buff, I appreciated the beauty of what remains on the piazza side. One massive arch -- wedged between two buildings -- has decorations above, including a statue. The archway was a welcome find because of its connection to Piazza Dante, where we hoped to find a restaurant, which we had heard about, open on a Sunday night.

Via d'Alba, the pedestrian alley to the arch, proved to be worth exploring. Pizzeria Port Alba stands at its start and bills itself as the world's first pizzeria (1830). Further along, shops, other eateries and book stalls appear; Myriad visitors browsed among the books.

The sought restaurant -- Al 53 -- had just opened its doors on the other side of the piazza. It offered good food at reasonable prices.
Written 27 February 2018
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Alec D
Seattle, WA2,603 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
A literal gateway into the city. It takes you back and gives you a sense of what the city might have been like hundreds of years ago. Very interesting and beautiful.
Written 30 October 2017
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bsandrs
Portsmouth, UK22,682 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
This gateway provides access from the North East corner of Piazza Dante into the old City. Opened in 1625 by the Duke of Alba, making it apparently one of the newer entrances. It is an impressive structure and forms a busy thoroughfare well worth close inspection as you pass under the Arch.
Written 16 October 2017
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,749 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Port'Alba is a remnant of what used to be in much older days, a so-called gate of the city. These were important, huge gates which you had to go through in order to enter the main city. Today it's there as a historical reminder of glory days past... There many shops in the vicinity, including restaurants and cafes.
Written 24 September 2017
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