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Piazza San Domenico Maggiore

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At the center of this picturesque square stands the splendid San Domenico Maggiore, the church that was built in 1283 by King Charles II of Angevin.
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Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, 1, Naples, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 April 2010

If you are walking through the Spaccanapoli, the main artery of the old town (now pedestrianized) you will find a triangular square, with a spire on the middle. The piazza S. Domenico is the best place to take coffee and sweets, specially at the famous...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Very near to where we are staying, this old square continues as a lively urban one today. It's a good size, hemmed in by graffiti and recycling bins but there is also space to sit, or eat and drink, or just hang out.

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

A great area to sit and watch the world go by. We used this as our meeting point as the monument in the middle is very recognizable. From here, you can branch off in multiple directions.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

There is so much going on in this little piazza. On the one side it looks like a/the lottery going on with numbers written on boards and people sitting or standing and looking and cheering. I never got the gist of it. It has an...More

1  Thank RenateV169
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We stopped at this Old Town square for a respite after hours of exploring Centro Storico. Pasticleria Giovanni Scaturchio had beckoned to us across the street with its baked goods and we went in to purchase a sfogliatelle to eat in the piazza. The shell-shaped,...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

The square is ok. The buildings around it are pretty nice. Especially the old church. But the place is really dirty like most of Naples. And the fully armed soldiers detracted from the feeling. Just ok.

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Nice little square with pretty good atmosphere. Defo worth a quick sit down and coffee just to rest up a bit.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Was buzzing with activity, lots of restaurants, bars & souvenir shops nearby. This was in the afternoon, so should be more lively in the evening.

Thank Russell1979
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

It is good to spend some enjoying this piazza on your way through the old town’s very narrow streets

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

This pretty square is bordered on the south end by the street-alley Spaccanapoli, on the north end by the nave of the church of San Domenico, the Palazzo dei Di sangro (where musician Carlo Gesualdo murdered his unfaithful wife Maria d'Avalos and her lover Don...More

1  Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

With it’s Church, Spire, Restaurants and proximity to the University district, this is understandably a busy and vibrant part of the City. The Spire is of particular interest as it is the only one of the Three Spires in Naples that can truly claim to...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Piazza San Domenico Maggiore is in a nice part of the city. It is a lovely piazza with monument in the middle, an obelisk to San Domenico. There lots of cafes, restaurants, tourist and other shops around, so you can't get bored!. This is really...More

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