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Spaccanapoli

Via Benedetto Croce, Naples, Italy
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This part of Naples is full of crowded, colorful alleys full of shops, plastic rosaries, fresh seafood and famous artisan workshops specializing in the city's famous nativity scenes. The street officially starts at Piazza Gesù Nuovo
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Via Benedetto Croce, Naples, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Naples is not for everyone. It's loud, noisy, dirty and (sort of) dangerous. But it is beautiful - both, visually and spiritually. This is what Italy means to me - not the north or center (e.g., Milan, Turin or Rome). I've been back and forth...More

Thank Eurosailornewyork
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ancient historic city center, established by the Greeks in 470 BC, is the largest in Europe and listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Spaccanapoli is the narrow main street separating the old historic center from the modern Naples. Naples is the birthplace...More

1  Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved waking in this neighborhood as it was always filled with people and very vibrant. There are lots of shops and it's ideal for clothes and souvenir shopping. There are also a lot of restaurants and Italian Bar where you can sit and enjoy an...More

Thank Sanam D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So much to look at on these streets and shop for. I especially love the artisans making and painting the preseppe pieces for nativities and little villages that can be made. YOU HAVE TO BUY SOMETHING! Also the favorite characters of Naples to buy in...More

Thank Ginger DiGalbo K
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Spaccanapoli, in the old historical centre of the city is a must when visiting Naples. This is the heart of the city where you can feel the Napolitan atmosphere at best. Although the district would urgently need some renovation at some places, it is really...More

1  Thank CPJD00
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The central street of the old town is better to be skept during most of the day as it is too crowded. just try to walk on the neighbouring streets and the experience is just a new one, more authentic and less touristic.

Thank Carles F
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Napoli has to be walked for several days to understand. Walking this street is a part of that. Imagine this city hundreds of years ago. Organised chaos that continues today. I hope it never changes.

Thank EggChen
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I would suggest seeing this at least once. It was fun! So many little shops, many scooters, lots of people. We didn't buy anything but food, but it was really fun to see what everyone was selling. From the train station, we walked there. Then,...More

2  Thank triptik123
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This street is 6 meters wide and about 2km long. It is overcrowded with tourists all around and with shops, authentic restaurants, excellent pastry stores and artists' workshops.This street is very close to many attractions of Naples such as Santa Chiara, Santa Maria, San Biagio...More

Thank Gaetano A
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This area has some very interesting and stylish shops and restaurants that you must take time to look at. We came across it on our walk back to Chiaia.

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justine8429
15 October 2016|
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Response from Bhaskar M | Reviewed this property |
We were there rather late, several evenings, and many shops were still open. Different shops close at different times, but restaurants, bars, dessert bakeries, etc. were open late. Hope this helps.
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wuffwuff9
28 February 2015|
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Response from Douglas B | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in an apartment right next to the streets called Spaccanapoli, i.e.the streets which split Naples in two. It is a living area 24/7, not pretty but vibrant. We felt safe but as in every large city you have to take... More
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