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Piazza del Municipio

Dominated by the magnificent Castel Nuovo, Naples’ largest town square is close to many of the city’s most impressive sights.

Make your way through Naples’ winding streets toward the port. Before long you will end up in the central Piazza del Municipio, one of the largest town squares in Europe.

Your eye will almost certainly be drawn to the imposing shape of the Castel Nuovo, also known as Maschio Angioino, to the south. This medieval castle has high, turreted walls and giant round towers on either side. Built by Charles of Anjou and added to by subsequent leaders, the castle has been towering over the square for more than 700 years.

Take some time to examine the intricate details of Alfonso’s Triumphal Arch, set between the two towers and creating a spectacular entrance to the castle. This was built in the mid 15th century after Alfonso had conquered the city. Scenes of his leadership are depicted on reliefs on the outside. The Romanesque arches and the statue of St. Michael make this one of the city’s finest examples of Renaissance design. Look for the rose window on the outside of the Palatine Chapel. This is one of the only remaining original parts of the castle. It was meticulously restored after the earthquake of 1456.

Elsewhere around the square you will notice a number of other impressive buildings. Enjoy a performance in the Teatro Mercadante (Mercadante Theater), located in the north corner of the square. Performances have been staged here since the late 18th century, although the building was revamped after being bombed in World War II.

During the summer months, enjoy outdoor musical and theatrical performances to the side of the square. If winter is cold enough, the square becomes an open-air ice rink, giving you the chance to glide beneath the impressive surrounding skyline.

A large number of cafés, restaurants and food stalls are located throughout the square. Take a seat and order a traditional Italian coffee or an unbeatable Neapolitan pizza.

Piazza del Municipio is located close to the port and is open year-round. There is a taxi stand at the square and buses stop nearby.


Guide to Exploring Piazza del Municipio


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NH Napoli Panorama £79
NH Napoli Panorama

NH Napoli Panorama

Via Medina 70, Naples, NA
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Historical Center, this hotel is 6.4 mi (10.3 km) from Nisida. Toledo Station is only a 4-minute walk and Dante Station is 9 minutes.

    La Ciliegina Lifestyle Hotel £134
    La Ciliegina Lifestyle Hotel

    La Ciliegina Lifestyle Hotel

    Via P.E. Imbriani 30, Naples, NA
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Historical Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Via Toledo, Galleria Umberto and Teatro di San Carlo. Piazza del Plebiscito and Castel Nuovo are also within 10 minutes. Toledo Station is only a 5-minute walk and Dante Station is 14 minutes.

      Napolinn B&B £61
      Napolinn B&B

      Napolinn B&B

      33 Via Cardinale Guglielmo Sanfelice, Naples
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Naples City Centre, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Monastery of St. Clare, Port of Naples and University of Naples Federico II. Spaccanapoli and Castel Nuovo are also within 10 minutes. Toledo Station is only a 5-minute walk and Dante Station is 9 minutes.

        Napolit'amo Hotel Principe £45
        Napolit'amo Hotel Principe

        Napolit'amo Hotel Principe

        Via Toledo 148, Historical Center, Naples, Naples
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Historical Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Via Toledo, Piazza del Plebiscito and Spaccanapoli. Via Chiaia and Galleria Umberto are also within 10 minutes. Toledo Station is only a 2-minute walk and Dante Station is 10 minutes.

          Marina Sky 8 Deluxe rooms
          Marina Sky 8 Deluxe rooms

          Marina Sky 8 Deluxe rooms

          Traversa Nuova Marina, Naples, Naples
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Naples City Centre, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of University of Naples Federico II, Port of Naples and Spaccanapoli. Sansevero Chapel Museum and Naples Underground are also within 15 minutes. Toledo Station is 11 minutes by foot and Porta Nolana Station is 14 minutes.

            Romeo Hotel £268
            Romeo Hotel

            Romeo Hotel

            Via Cristoforo Colombo 45, Naples, NA
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Naples hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Galleria Umberto and Teatro di San Carlo. Royal Palace and Santa Chiara are also within 15 minutes. Toledo Station is 10 minutes by foot and Dante Station is 14 minutes.

              Relais Castel Nuovo £78
              Relais Castel Nuovo

              Relais Castel Nuovo

              Piazza Municipio n.84, Naples
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Historical Center, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Castel Nuovo, Molo Beverello Port and Galleria Umberto. Teatro di San Carlo and Royal Palace are also within 10 minutes. Toledo Station is 8 minutes by foot and Dante Station is 15 minutes.

                The Grey £61
                The Grey

                The Grey

                Corso Umberto I 90, Naples, Città Metropolitana di Napoli
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Naples City Centre, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sansevero Chapel Museum, Castel Nuovo and Molo Beverello Port. Galleria Umberto and Naples National Archaeological Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). Porta Nolana Station is 11 minutes by foot and Toledo Station is 14 minutes.