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  Vergini Street - St. Maria dei Vergini Church
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The name of this street is connected with the ancient presence of Greek families, among them the phratry of Eunostidi who were devoted to chastity and virginity and for this reason the Neapolitan called the street “of Vergini”. The double bifurcation, at uphill and at downhill, of this street give it the shape of two “Y” symmetrical placed. The shape has been modelled by the natural
phenomenon of the “Vergini lava” because of mud, rubbles and water fall, that during the floods covered up everything. In the past years many buildings were destroyed, especially religious, rebuilt at an upper level like: S. Maria of Vergini and S. Maria Succurre Miseris churches. Along this street there are other two churches: Padri Missionari Vincenziani Convent and S. Maria of Misericordiella.
[by Egicom05 - Street of Naples]

Via Vergini.
By car: take the motorway Tangenziale and exit at Capodimonte.
By metro: Cavour Square stop. From here, after two minutes of walk, on the right side there is the access market- street to Vergini.

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  • Written Apr 26, 2006
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