"Roman remains 3" Naples Off The Beaten Path Tip by leics

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  • Piazza Bellini and the excavation - Naples
      Piazza Bellini and the excavation
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Graeco-Roman Naples was once walled. You can't see those walls, for they have long been taken down and their stones scavenged for use elsewhere. Their foundations lie beneath the modern surface.

But you can see a little of the ancient wall foundations which have been excavated in the rather pleasant, leafy Piazza Bellini. What you see there is seriously old...an extension of the Greek city walls dating from around the 4th century BC.

Again, something worth seeking out if you are taking this route to or from the National Archaeological Museum. It is also easily missed: the walls are well below street-level.

Piazza Bellini lies on Via Santa Maria di Constantinopoli, to the west of Via di Tribunali and leading directly to the National Archaeological Museum.

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  • Written Nov 5, 2011
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