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"Hidden Roman remains..." Naples Off The Beaten Path Tip by leics

Naples Off The Beaten Path: 89 reviews and 137 photos

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Central historical Naples is built directly on top of ancient Graeco-Roman Naples. You can visit some below-ground excavations at, for example, San Lorenzo Maggiore and the Duomo.

But sometimes Roman remains pop up at street level. As I was walking to the Duomo I glanced up a narrow alleyway and this set caught my eye.

The site was closed (and has been so for a while, I suspect) but you can see it quite well from the outside. I'm sure the remains are linked with those accessible in the Duomo excavations (when they are open): streets, houses and public buildings, temples and possibly an early basilica. They may even be part of the Duomo excavations, but as these were closed when I visited I cannot be sure.

Worth taking a look anyway.

Vico Carminiello ai Mannesi leads off the Duomo side of Via Duomo, between the Duomo and Via dei Tribunali. Look for the street-sign: it's above eye-level.

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  • Written Nov 5, 2011
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