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“Manic!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Via dei Tribunali

Via dei Tribunali
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US$71.44*
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Naples by Sea from Sorrento
Ranked #42 of 489 things to do in Naples
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Salisbury, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Manic!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

Naples is a wonderfully full on city, this street being an example. Constantly busy, full of small shops and restaurants.

Every city has a Naples- described by many as dangerous, threatening and dirty, it is just like areas of so many cities- Barri gotica of Barcelona for example. Stayed for 5 days and had no issues wandering the busy streets.

It got more manic at weekends and some streets are very narrow and busy but common sense and a little awareness as in any city as a tourist should keep you out of trouble

This city is a good base for visits to Pompeii, sorrento etc so don't be put off. No it's not plastic and spotless, it's just real.

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“Rather dodgy Unesco designated area”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

Although it's recommended by all the Guide Books, and is UNESCO world heritage site, I must say we found Naples old town, of which Tribunali St is a major part, something of a disappointment. The Duomo (Cathedral), near one end of the street is absolutely lovely and well worth a visit. The street itself has a number of interesting church buildings, a few individual shops and any number of cafes, bars and restaurants.
We were a little hesitant to eat ate at one small place as the whole area looks a little unsafe, with lots of youths roaming rather aimlessly around - but at 5 euros for 2 courses we risked it and were glad we did. The food was excellent. I guess it was a family place - but they had about 6 people involved in the serving for just 5-6 tables: though a couple of the lads were clearly merely 'posing' for passing locals and spent most of their time in in the street. I gather youth unemployment is around 30% in Naples and this may be a way of occupying some of them.
In general it's very run down with lots of scooters dodging in and out everywhere. There are lots of tiny alleyways leading off, with washing hanging out which never sees the sun. It's the Naples of the old films. You can sense the sense the influence of the Comorra and the 'underworld' here however. It all felt a bit dodgy - despite the lunch - and frankly we felt unable to really relax.

Visited October 2013
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Fife, United Kingdom
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“An adventure in survival and discovery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

This was the obvious street to hit first since we staying in the Hotel Piazza Bellini and it was a street we visited a few times in our short stay in Naples. It has some great restaurants, some nice, small speciality shops (butchers, fishmongers, etc) and lots small cafes and takeaway shops. It is also a main artery through the old town and the side streets branching off it lead to many nice building and places to see and areas to 'discover'. You could spend a couple of days just wandering about this whole area finding new places to eat, drink, relax, shop and take photos of - all the while coming back to this street to get your bearings (and back to the hotel in our case).

There's plenty to see if you like people-watching, as the whole area is very shady and dodgy and there's what appears to be 'underworld activity' on every corner and outside every shop and it's like a scene from an old 70s movie most of the time. In fact, it's better than half the crap we get on TV here so relax and enjoy.

It's also quite narrow and motorbikes/scooters go flying along it with reckless abandon, but then again so do the cars at times, so be careful out there and walk like the locals.

Visited October 2013
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Lagoa, Portugal
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“Thanks to our taxi driver, we discovered this wonderful street”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

Despite previous visits to Naples, this is a street we never found, but our very helpful taxi driver showed us, principally as he recommended visiting ‘underground Naples’ which you access from this street. One warning, if you are in the least claustrophobic, don’t go in! The first stairs are fine, but very soon you are faced with a VERY narrow long stone corridor which you have to go through. At this point we turned back, it really was very claustrophobic. We were treated with great politeness and understanding, and half of our entry fee (which was only Euros 10 each, including a guide) was refunded. This is a visit that is obviously fascinating, but be aware of those corridors. Sort of wish we had got up the courage to g on, but ‘base feelings’ got the better of us. Console yourself with a Pizza a couple of doors down, people queue just to buy one, they must be good.

Visited August 2012
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Bucharest, Romania
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“For pizza fans”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2011

Another narrow street in the old part of Napoli.A lot of pizzerias(Sorbillo,Di Matteo,Pizzaiolo del Presidente,etc).
Interesting to see:Napoli Sotterranea(Napoli Undergrounds) and a part of an ancient roman amphitheater in Piazza San Gaetano.The visit costs about 10 euros and it takes about 90 minutes.Very interesting,but a little tiring as long as there are a lot of stairs.But it worths a visit.

Visited August 2011
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