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This square of the people (plebiscito) is the largest in Naples and the site of two admirable monuments of the city: the Naples Royal Palace and the Church of San Francesco di Paola.
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Naples, Italy
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This a large square with the palace llaying next to it. Quite often, activities are happening here. Some visitors claims this is the most beautiful square of lapels, I do not agree: it is very large with nice buildings surrounding it, but is does not...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

You can sit and people watch from all the sides. We sat and watched from the benches in front of the Palazzo and then moved over to the steps of the church and continued. I enjoyed the statues in the middle, and all the lions...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

It is a very nice place, full of people living their normal life (a typical Mediterranean square full of locals). It reminds me of St. Peter's Square in Rome but the buildings are pretty different: Palazzo Real full of Spanish Coat of Arms and Neoclassical...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We walked here and it was worth the walk. The square is a replica of St. Peter's in Rome. It was built by Napoleon's brother in law to honour Nap himself. The church inside is fabulous and worth a visit. It was atmospheric with music...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This huge beautiful square had on one side Naples Royal Palace and on the other side the Church of San Francesco di Paola. In front of the church are 2 equestrian bronze statues of Charles III and Ferdinand I. The huge square is used for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The Piazza is huge and will blow you away when you land eyes on it. It’s one of the amazing buildings and monuments you get to see in this part of Napoli. If you go to the most right side of it, you get to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The Piazza at night lights the columns different colors. It is cool. I highly recommend singing James Dean's That's Amore here, in old Napoli that's Amore!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Feeling mobility challenged, we walked from the cruise terminal up the hill to the Piazza. Interesting memorial to immigrants just outside the cruise terminal. Then past parking lots and across a main street along a construction project on one side and an old castle on...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Jeanne J
Reviewed 22 March 2018

The main square in Naples, its rather large and uninspiring, although the buildings around it are nice, The Royal Palace, and The Basiilica, with its lovely columns. 2 nice statues are located here also.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank alisdairt
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Recommended to check out when in Central Naples. Nothing very special, but Worth a look. Open square in front of a bulding

Date of experience: April 2017
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