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Italia Napoli Walks in the city7


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Naples is the regional capital of Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. In 2017, around 967,069 people lived within the city's administrative limits while its province-level municipality has a population of 3,115,320 residents.
First settled by Greeks in the second millennium BC, Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited urban areas in the world. In the ninth century BC, a colony known as Parthenope was established on the Island of Megaride, later refounded as Neápolis in the sixth century BC.

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Italia Napoli Walks in the city7

  1. 1. Galleria Neptun Castel Nuovo Opera San Carlo Royal Palace Piazza del Plebiscito
  2. 2. Santa Maria della Sanità
  3. 3. The Basilica of Santa Maria della Sanità is a basilica church located over the Catacombs of San Gaudioso, on a Piazza near where Via Sanità meets Via Teresa degli Scalzi
  4. 4. Santa Maria della Sanità
  5. 5. Santa Maria della Sanità
  6. 6. the CatacombsofSanGaudioso
  7. 7. Chiesa di San Diego all'Ospedaletto - via Medina
  8. 8. Chiesa di San Diego all'Ospedaletto - via Medina
  9. 9. The Fountain of Neptune (Fontana del Nettuno)
  10. 10. The Fountain of Neptune (Fontana del Nettuno) located in Municipio square, in front of the Town hill building
  11. 11. Municipio square and the Fountain of Neptune (Fontana del Nettuno)
  12. 12. Castel Nuovo
  13. 13. Castel Nuovo
  14. 14. Castel Nuovo
  15. 15. The Castel Nuovo, also known as the Maschio Angioino, was built in just three years, starting in 1279 when the capital of the Kingdom of Naples was moved from Palermo. There have been many additions by later residents since of course
  16. 16. The white triumphal arch was added by Catalan architects in 1442 during the period of the Aragonese kings
  17. 17. The Castel Nuovo
  18. 18. The Castel Nuovo
  19. 19. Sirena Partenope fountain in Piazza Sannazzaro According ancient Greek mythology Naples was named after the mermaid Parthenope
  20. 20. The enormous open space, Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples' grandest piazza, is a sunny spot in the heart of Naples, known for its tight, narrow streets and population density. Piazza del Plebiscito gets its name from the plebiscite held here in October, 1860, which annexed the Bourbon Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, which ruled all of southern Italy, to the Savoys, officially uniting the country to become the Kingdom of Italy. Previously, the piazza was known as Largo del Palazzo, for the dominating Palazzo Reale, the Bourbon's royal palace
  21. 21. The domed Basilica of San Francesco da Paola, built to mimic the Pantheon in Rome
  22. 22. Basilica of San Francesco da Paola, a rare example of the Neo-Classical style in Naples
  23. 23. A curving colonnade embraces the piazza, similar to the great colonnade of Bernini in St. Peter's Square in Rome, giving an intimate feeling to the spacious square. The piazza is slightly slanted, and its overall effect is of an opera-like theatrical setting, which is appropriate since it is the stage for concerts and civic events throughout the year. The piazza is home to some of the city's main monuments: Basilica of San Francesco da Paola, the royal palace and the twin pastel palaces, Palazzo della Prefettura and Palazzo Salerno. Two bronze equestrian statues stand guard in the midst, one dedicated to Charles III of Spain, the other a representation of Ferdinand I
  24. 24. Antonio Canova Equestrian statue of the King Charles of Bourbon (1734-1759), or Carlos III
  25. 25. Antonio Canova Equestrian statue of the King Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (1751- 1825)
  26. 26. VincenzoGemito,StatuedeCharlesQuint,1888
  27. 27. Achille d'Orsi, Statue of Alfonso I of Aragon
  28. 28. The Royal Palace of Naples was one of the four residences near Naples used by the Bourbon Kings during their rule of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (1734-1860)
  29. 29. The others residences of the Bourbon Kings were the palaces of Caserta, Capodimonte overlooking Naples, and the third Portici, on the slopes of Vesuvius
  30. 30. Raffaelle Belliazzi, Statue of Charles of Bourbon 1888
  31. 31. Basilica of San Francesco da Paola sits at the center of a hemicycle of 38 Doric columns that dominates the Piazza
  32. 32. At its northern end, Piazza Plebiscito spills onto Piazza Trieste e Trento, the city's buzzing heart and home to its most glamorous cafe, Caffé Gambrinus
  33. 33. Piazza Trieste e Trento
  34. 34. The celebrated Gran Caffe Gambrinus sits in the corner of Palazzo della Prefettura
  35. 35. Palazzo della Prefettura
  36. 36. The historic coffeehouse was founded in 1860 and was known for being a meeting site for intellectuals and artists, including Gabriele D'Annunzio and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
  37. 37. Beginning in 1889-1890, Mario Vacca commissioned refurbishment and reconstruction using the architect Antonio Curri, and commissioned painted decoration from numerous contemporary artists including Luca Postiglione, Pietro Scoppetta, Vincenzo Volpe, Attilio Pratella, Giuseppe De Sanctis, Giuseppe Casciaro, Gaetano Esposito, Vincenzo Migliaro, Vincenzo Irolli, and Vincenzo Caprile. Their artwork still graces the elegant Art Nouveau interiors, which evoke the spirit of the Belle Epoque
  38. 38. Just steps from Piazza del Plebiscito is the famous Teatro di San Carlo. It is the oldest continuously active venue for public opera in the world, opening in 1737, decades before both the Milan's La Scala and Venice's La Fenice theatres
  39. 39. As icons of fecundity and regeneration, pinecones appeared from the time immemorial on the tip of the Bacchus thysrus. The Romans placed them in fountains, and monumental cones were also placed as finials on funerary buildings, with the same symbolic connotations
  40. 40. When it was commis-sioned by King Carlo III di Bourbone and built in 1737 it was the biggest opera house in the world with room for an audience of more than 3000. Today, the building is still spectacular and its unique horseshoe-shaped interior has sweeping curves of tiered boxes rising six stories high
  41. 41. Synapsi sculpture by Karim Rashid at Metro station Università
  42. 42. The University Station is only seven years old. Designed by archi- tects Karim Rashid and A. Mendini in 2011, is one of the most colourful. The walls leading to the docks show strong fuchsia and lime colours, and in the middle of the light box entrance there is a hall square, steel sculptures and black pillars remind means the commu-nication between humans and synapses between brain neurons. Works like Ikon, Synapsis,  Conver- sation profiles want to emphasize the importance of communication in the past as in the present time
  43. 43. The dialect spoken in Napoli is a language in its own right. It’s a mix of Italian, Spanish, French and Arabic (Neapolitans say ‘Sciue’ Sciue’ – a term derived from Arabic.) Vowels at the end of words are cut short far removing it from the sound of recognisable forms of Italian
  44. 44. Neapolitan is poetic and hilarious, its proverbs plentiful. Traditional songs from Naples are world-famous and favoured by singers such as Jose Carreras and Pavarotti, who recognised the passion, joy and tragedy in its melodies
  45. 45. Sound: Core 'ngrato - Giuseppe di Stefano; Maria Callas Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Cristescu Gabriela Internet All  copyrights  belong to their  respective owners Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu 2018