Via San Gregorio Armeno
Via San Gregorio Armeno
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The tradition of representing the Holy Family as true art lives on in this narrow street, which is crowded on both sides with hundreds of artisan workshops with colorful displays of Nativity scenes.
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  • WanderingOttersons
    Denver, Colorado1,465 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A busy but cool touristy street
    This little street is a trip back in time for sure. While many places have modernized a bit, there is still a large portion of the street that is dedicated to making nativity scenes and similar items. Think Christmas village little (and some very large) type homes, but these are made from wood, moss and many natural items. You will also find a very important trinket to local lore. And no, it is NOT a chili pepper, though it really does look like that a little. It is a cornicello (lucky horn) and is a good luck charm that dates back to the pagan rituals of 3,500 years ago, to guarantee fertility and well-being. There is lots of lore around this as well as to what it really represents but definitely it should be given as a gift and not purchased for yourself in order for it to be proper. anyway, a stroll down this street does not take long, but it sure is interesting. While on the street, make sure to stop by Sfogliate e Sfogliatelle for some great local specialties as well as San Lorenzo Maggiore for an eye-opening underground tour beneath the church. You can go on your own but I would suggest a tour to get the history as well as there are no signs posted with any information once you go below.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 June 2023
  • ng sin
    Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Staff is very friendly,helpful,good location,need to walk 10 mins you will found a lot of food stall,supermarkets convenient to
    This is my 2nd time stay in this hotel, Bts just outside the hotel, 7-11 Korea bar and restaurant just next to the hotel Opp can found Japanese restaurant, walk around 8 to 10 mins you will see alot of local food stall and supermarket. Good location Thank you, all hotel team. Take care of me during my stay, especially Miss Yyes and Miss Chom. I sure will be back this hotel for my December trip.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 November 2023
  • Herbert C
    1,349 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nativity scenes galore
    This busy alley in the heart of Naples is famous for its artisan shops selling handcrafted “presepe” or Christmas nativity scene. Also known as Naples’ Christmas Alley, this alley can get extremely crowded as quaint shops selling these figurines spill out into the narrow lane and visitors stop on their tracks to admire the various figurines on display. The figurines are no longer confined to the most typical religious Christmas figures, but have evolved to modern secular characters such as butchers, dancers and footballers. Most of these figurines are not cheap given the painstaking efforts to handcraft them, but getting a Nativity figurine set would definitely make for a unique souvenir from Naples.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 January 2024
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Michael K
1,103 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
If you think Spaccanapoli is narrow, this street seems even narrower. Perhaps there were more people milling around, and clustering in small groups. We did not stay long.
Written 28 May 2024
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Sarny
Bexleyheath, UK784 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
If in Naples this alley is a must - we thoroughly enjoyed it - a long street purely Christmas - lovely to walk along and watch along the street things being made or hand painted - we bought a beautiful nativity dome in a shop where we watched the hand painting - amazing.
Written 16 April 2024
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Donna B
Gladwyne, PA432 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This street is very touristy but you get to see some authentic nativity figurines crafted by artisans (as well as some made in China stuff). If you are looking to buy something to add to your Nativity set at home, be sure to measure the standing height one of the figurines that you have so that you can buy the right size/scale.
Written 16 April 2024
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Hany G
Bakersfield, CA1,782 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It is a street coming off spaccanapoli Street.
It is a narrow small street known for the nativity decorations and souvenirs.
Written 31 March 2024
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Herbert C
1,349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This busy alley in the heart of Naples is famous for its artisan shops selling handcrafted “presepe” or Christmas nativity scene. Also known as Naples’ Christmas Alley, this alley can get extremely crowded as quaint shops selling these figurines spill out into the narrow lane and visitors stop on their tracks to admire the various figurines on display. The figurines are no longer confined to the most typical religious Christmas figures, but have evolved to modern secular characters such as butchers, dancers and footballers. Most of these figurines are not cheap given the painstaking efforts to handcraft them, but getting a Nativity figurine set would definitely make for a unique souvenir from Naples.
Written 14 January 2024
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ng sin
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
This is my 2nd time stay in this hotel,
Bts just outside the hotel, 7-11 Korea bar and restaurant just next to the hotel
Opp can found Japanese restaurant, walk around 8 to 10 mins you will see alot of local food stall and supermarket.
Good location
Thank you, all hotel team. Take care of me during my stay, especially Miss Yyes and Miss Chom.
I sure will be back this hotel for my December trip.
Written 1 November 2023
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Karim Maarouf
Cairo, Egypt852 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Interesting streets with many shops selling nativity scene ornaments. Also lot's of small restaurants. Great place for a stroll to see something unique to Napoli.
Written 6 October 2023
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia2,027 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Nice street to walk down fairly narrow with shops and cafes on either sides

Some lovely older building to enjoy and area does have a better atmosphere than other Via’s in Naples.
Written 2 August 2023
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MattAndLol
Bradford, UK477 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
This was the main area I wanted to see on our day trip to Naples from Sorrento as I've seen this street on tv travel shows & wanted to experience it myself. We took the Circumvesuviana train from Sorrento to Naples Central Station at Piazza Garibaldi, really cheap at about €5.20 return each. It was supposed to be an hour's journey but it actually took an hour & a half. It was then only about 20 minutes walk from the station to this street, walking along the Via dei Tribunali. It was so colourful on the narrow historic streets with all the Napoli football flags & bunting as they've won the Italian premier league for the 1st time in 33 years, lots of Maradona products as they worship him in Naples. There's a few historic churches & small squares on the way. The annoying thing is you have to watch out for scooters & mopeds on such narrow busy streets, it's very crowded & noisy. The via San Gregorio Armeno was worth finding, it was full of quirky little shops selling Christmas advent figures & scenes, football figures especially the Napoli team, famous people eg Queen Elizabeth 2nd, Donald Trump & lots of famous Italian people we didn't recognise, fridge magnets, lucky horns, lemon Christmas baubles, Maradona merchandise & much more in such a small place. It was full of life & although rather tacky in places it's a must see in Naples, you have to get a souvenir from here !
Written 25 June 2023
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WanderingOttersons
Denver, CO1,465 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This little street is a trip back in time for sure. While many places have modernized a bit, there is still a large portion of the street that is dedicated to making nativity scenes and similar items. Think Christmas village little (and some very large) type homes, but these are made from wood, moss and many natural items. You will also find a very important trinket to local lore. And no, it is NOT a chili pepper, though it really does look like that a little. It is a cornicello (lucky horn) and is a good luck charm that dates back to the pagan rituals of 3,500 years ago, to guarantee fertility and well-being. There is lots of lore around this as well as to what it really represents but definitely it should be given as a gift and not purchased for yourself in order for it to be proper. anyway, a stroll down this street does not take long, but it sure is interesting. While on the street, make sure to stop by Sfogliate e Sfogliatelle for some great local specialties as well as San Lorenzo Maggiore for an eye-opening underground tour beneath the church. You can go on your own but I would suggest a tour to get the history as well as there are no signs posted with any information once you go below.
Written 7 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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