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Naples is not only great because of its beauty and the numerous places to visit,  but it’s also big in sense of geographic extension. The city has an extension of 118 km and so it is a little bit complicated to have a complete tour. And if we tell you that we have a secret to take a (almost) complete tour of the city in about 20 minutes?

Where should we start from? Piazza Garibaldi, one of the stop of the Metro 1

Our trip starts from here. It’s a modern station, opened less than two years ago. Inside it you can fin shops and restaurants like in big stations in all the most important cities in Europe. Ticket in hand and let’s go!

First stop: Università

Here we can fin the historical Palazzo della Borsa (Stock Exchange Palace), beautiful to admire, and we are in a lucky position to reach Corso Umberto, one of the most important shopping streets in Naples. Starting from here it’s easy to reach the city center, hearth of the Nativity Scene Art and even more.

Getting again on the train, the next stop would be the Municipio

Here we are in front of the Maschio Angioino, one of the most beautiful castles of the city, and we are very close to the Municipio Square, which gives the name to he metro stop and where we can admire the Fontana del Nettuno (Neptune’s Fountain), recently. Here we can relax on many benches and a little fountain just in front of Naples harbour. Walking just a little bit more you can also find the Royal Palace.

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After two minutes another stop: Toledo

You can immediately admire the most beautiful and fascinating metro stop Europe, you have only to see. Majestic and elegant. Then we arrive in the hearth of Toledo street, the most important street in Naples to go shopping. In this street you can also have a promenade and then you can go inside in via Chiaia (Chiaia street), another street rich in shops, boutiques, pizzerie and restaurants. In this street you can discover the taste of the Naples’ Street Food or you can end your way to the magnificent Piazza del Plebiscito (Plebiscito Square).

And if, on the one hand, Toledo ends in the Royal Palace Square … On the other?

Fourth stop: Dante

Here we admire a huge square with a magnificent statue of the great poet Dante Alighieri. The square is full of benches, many historical libraries and from here are easy to reach two very important places in the historical center: Piazza Bellini, always a night meeting for tourists and erasmus students, and piazza Del Gesù Nuovo where we can find the Church of the same name that has always been a culturally-visited place of worship.

Last stop: piazza Vanvitelli

After a short waiting time in the train, we can finally reach Vanvitelli, last stop of our tour. Piazza Vanvitelli is situated in the middle of the Vomero. From this place we can easily reach Via Scarlatti (Scarlatti Street), famous thanks to the shopping, or we can stay in the square where we have arrived to enjoy an happy hour in the afternoon or to look for relax in the greenery of the magnificent Villa della Floridiana, which offers beautiful landscapes to admire.

Punched ticket and a very short trip lasting of twenty minutes: are you ready?

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Pasquale Rosolino
Pasquale Rosolino, 92 d'annata. Direttore di novantesimo.com. Troppo malato di calcio, se non sto scrivendo ne sto parlando e se non ne sto parlando? Sto sognando! Editor per Visit Naples.

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