"Guglie - columns" Naples Off The Beaten Path Tip by filip007
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The baroque columns on several piazzas in the historic center are the only remnant of former festivities that took place at that time.
They were erected to celebrate an event and became the target of ceremonies, holy processions and decorations. Only later in 17th century appeared fountains and statues, the fountains having also the advantage to provide a safeguard against the fires.