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“Pretty grim overall”
Review of Centro Storico

Centro Storico
Ranked #40 of 791 things to do in Naples
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Owner description: This part of Naples is considered the historic center of the city, which contains the Palazzo Reale and the splendid churches of Gesù Nuovo, San Lorenzo and Santa Chiara.
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

We have been to many historic centres in Italian cities, this was the most underwhelming. The whole city looks pretty dark and run down. There are some great sites, museums and a lot of history, but a lot of the buildings look neglected, and once you take the wrong turn you are faced with Naples’ reality of fighting with waste and survival. One of our party stayed in a youth hostel one night which was a nightmare experience.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jochen L
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Came here with fairly low expectations having heard poor reports about Naples from colleagues who have visited recently. The only reason we visited was as a stopping off point on the way to Pompeii and we were surprised by how pleasant this bit of Naples is. outside of this area there seemed very little to recommend the city centre though as it was really quite dirty, with rubbish all over

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank clive-chambers
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

Centro Storico is the heart of the city, I would recommend staying in a hotel that is in/close to the area. So many sights to see, plus amazing restaurants to try, it truly is a place like no other.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ZsarnaiL
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

The historical part of Naples is amazing from its narrow streets to its incredible churches and artwork. Just to wander through here is a treat, taking in the original Margherita pizza in the city it was created.Loved it and apart from the scare stories that you hear it is so much more.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank SteveS1970
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

I may be wrong but my impression (also confirmed by my hotel staff) is that this is where it is all happening in Naples - tons of people any time day or night, lots of bars and restaurants, very vibrant. Being so busy and crowded it is not too clean. I have spent few hours hanging around in day hours and at night, had some food and drinks and generally enjoyed myself. Good for groups to hang out.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank konstantin_houston
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