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