Porta Capuana
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,452 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The structure is indeed very impressive. However, that area in Naples it is not safe to wander, as well as very dirty. We didn't feel spending much time there. Sad!
Written 16 November 2022
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Vladko_visnovsky
Brno, Czech Republic39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
It was fine, the building was under reconstruction from inside and from back side. In overall, just the sight was nice but everything near was pretty messy
Written 9 February 2020
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Renate V
Hartbeesfontein, South Africa1,104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018
Due to lots of earthworks around Porta Capuana it was difficult to appreciate the gate fully. But it still is VERY impressive to see.
Written 12 May 2018
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,933 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
Despite the name, Porta Capuana has nothing to do with ancient Rome and the road between Naples and Capua. Its story is just since the fifteenth century. In the middle ages the Porta capuana was part of the eponymous castle, the Castel Capuano. Due to the expansion of the city walls during the Aragonese age, the castle has moved on, and the gate remained. And it stands as a triumphal arch in Paris or the Brandenburg gate. There is the gate but walls already gone.
Written 19 November 2017
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Fabio Ashtar T
Naples, Italy142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
Well preserved city gate. The square is vivid day and night, with all kinds of people hanging around or passing by. Anyways, it's not somewhere you want to go alone.
Written 20 October 2017
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Jonah VX
Amsterdam, The Netherlands38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Well preserved port. The square is vivid day and night, with all kinds of people. don't go here for a calm and peaceful cup of tea:-)
Written 18 August 2017
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yegor_b
Minsk, Belarus3,379 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
That was the first monument appearing while we were moving from Garibaldi (Napoli Centrale) to the Old Town. Very impressive. It also seems like there's a place where some local people like to hang around.
Written 13 November 2016
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Frances A
Milan, Italy125 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
The original gate on the east-west road that led from Naples to Capua was rebuilt and relocated in 1484. When the walls were razed, the gate remained free-standing; it used to have an additional piece above the ramparts, but this was pulled down. The façade dates from 1484 and is decorated with of classically inspired trophies, flying Victories and other triumphal imagery. Across the road is the old Prefettura and the entrance to the street market of Sant'Antonio Abate.
Written 18 October 2016
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Oleg Y
Belgrade, Serbia2,705 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Just wandering in the area around the Stazione Napoli Centrale, we came across this very charming Piazza San Francesco a Capuana called after the standing there, the Porta Capuana or Gate Capuana.
This gateway was once on the main road, which led out of the Roman Naples to Capua. Before, in ancient times, there was a whole castle here, on this spot. Now remained something like one triumphal arch, made of carved stones and supported by two flanc robust stone towers. On the right, regarded in direction from the Piazza, there is one domed church, named Santa Caterina a Formiello.
Beside these old edifices, there are also very nice modern buildings
here, as well. And not to forget, in addition some shabby four storeys residential houses, as from some Italian Neorealism Movies.
Being a little bit hungry after the long walk, we tried here the real and best pizza in the world, the Neapolitan pizza, that was invented here in Naples, in one small restaurant.
We really enjoyed.
Written 31 August 2016
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mje0250
Sydney, Australia2,011 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
the arch in Naples and the building around it are very imposing and impressive.
Very maintain.
These are the ancient wall of the city that was the way for the city to defend it self.
The good thing is that you will find great restaurant and coffeeshop all around.
The old city is near and safe to be around.
Written 26 May 2016
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