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Piazza Plebiscito (People's Square)

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Published 05/06/2016

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After spending time as a parking lot, this square was restored in 1994 to one of Napoli Nobilissima's most majestic spaces, with a Doric semicircle of columns resembling Saint Peter's Square in Rome. The piazza was erected in the early 1800s under the Napoleonic regime, but after the regime fell, Ferdinand, the new King of the Two Sicilies, ordered the addition of the Church of San Francesco di Paola. On the left as you approach the church is a statue of Ferdinand and on the right one of his father, Charles III, both of them clad in Roman togas. Around dusk, floodlights come on, creating a magical effect. A delightful sea breeze airs the square, and on Sunday one corner becomes an improvised soccer stadium where local youths emulate their heroes.

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Piazza Plebiscito, Naples, Campania, Italy

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Published 05/06/2016


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