Spacca Napoli – The Heart of Naples

Oct 20, 2015 448

by Margie Miklas

Noisy, chaotic, vibrant, intense, colorful, edgy, and authentic. Naples oozes reality of life in Italy. Hovering over this city from an almost surreal and tranquil place is the hilltop Castel Sant' Elmo, a medieval fortress offering spectacular views of Napoli.

From this vantage point, I overlook the centro storico, historic center, and clearly recognize Spaccanapoli, the designation attributed to the perfectly straight, three-mile-long street that is the heart of Naples. Spaccanapoli means "split Naples," and the street equally divides the old center of Naples in half, separating the north and the south. 

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano

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