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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...More
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.
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...More
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...More
the arch in Naples and the building around it are very imposing and impressive.
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...More
The Porta Capuana is one of the original gateways / doors in the old walled city of Naples. The huge carves stone archway supported by two huge stone towers attests to the defensive purpose of the city gates. Seeing this is one of the marvels...More