Galleria Umberto I - Things to Know Before Visiting
Via San Carlo, 15, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy
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About Galleria Umberto I
The Umberto I Gallery is a shopping arcade built in Naples between 1887 and 1890 . It is dedicated to Umberto I of Italy , as a tribute to the King and in memory of his generous presence during the cholera epidemic of 1884, which showed the need for a "Rehabilitation" of the city. It was meant to combine businesses, shops, cafes and social life — public space — with private space in the apartments on the third floor.
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The Real Teatro di San Carlo is an opera house in Naples, one of the most famous and prestigious in the world. Founded in 1737, it is the oldest opera house in Europe and in the world to be still active, the first Italian theater to establish a school for dance; anticipates the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan by 41 years and the Teatro La Fenice in Venice by 55 years. Originally, it could accommodate 3285 spectators, then reduced to 1386 following the safety regulations.
The Royal Palace of Naples is a historic building located in Piazza del Plebiscito, in the historic center of Naples, where the main entrance is located: the whole complex, including the gardens and the San Carlo theater, also overlooks Piazza Trieste and Trento, Piazza del Municipio and via Acton. It was the historical residence of the Spanish viceroys for over one hundred and fifty years, of the Bourbon dynasty from 1734 to 1861.
Castel Nuovo, also called Maschio Angioino or Mastio Angioino, is a historic medieval and Renaissance castle, as well as one of the symbols of the city of Naples. The castle dominates the scenic Piazza Municipio and is the seat of the Neapolitan Society of Homeland History and of the Naples Committee of the Institute for the history of the Italian Risorgimento, housed in the premises of the SNSP. The civic museum is also located in the complex.
Piazza del Plebiscito is a square in Naples located at the end of via Toledo, as soon as you pass Piazza Trieste e, Trento. Located in the historic center, between the seafront and via Toledo, with an area of about 25,000 square meters, the square is one of the largest in the city and in Italy and for this reason, it is the most used for large events.
The royal papal basilica of San Francesco di Paola is a minor basilica in Naples, located in Piazza del Plebiscito, in the historic center; it is considered one of the most important examples of neoclassical architecture in Italy. The church is reminiscent of the Pantheon in Rome. The façade is fronted by a portico resting on six columns and two Ionic pillars. Inside, the church is circular with two side chapels. The dome is 53 meters high.
Via Toledo is an ancient street and one of the most important shopping thoroughfares in the city of Naples, Italy. The street was around 2 kilometers long and It was created by Spanish viceroy Pedro de Toledo, 2nd Marquis of Villafranca in 1536. The street is one of the most important tourist destinations of the city, with a large number of religious and monumental buildings, connecting two important city squares.
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