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  • Address: Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples, Italy

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Piazza del Plebiscito

In a city that can be as overwhelming as Naples, it’s nice to have the expanse of a public square like the enormous Piazza del Plebiscito. This is one of the biggest public piazzas in Naples, and it sits right next to the bay on the edge of the city’s historic center.

The Piazza del Plebiscito and the church of San Francesco di Paola, which borders the square to the west, were both planned in the early 19th century as monuments in honor of then-emperor Napoleon - his brother-in-law being the King of Naples at the time. Construction of both the piazza and the church were completed in 1816, after Napoleon had been exiled.

On the opposite side of the Piazza del Plebiscito, you’ll find the Royal Palace of Naples, a former residence of the Bourbon Kings who ruled in the 18th-19th centuries. The side of the palace that faces the piazza contains niches where the statues of major rulers over the Kingdom of Naples are displayed. One of the statues is of Gioacchino Murat, Napoleon’s brother-in-law who first began the planning and construction for the piazza over which his statue now looks.

Today, the Piazza del Plebiscito is used for everything from outdoor concerts protest gatherings to to impromptu soccer games among children. The wide, colonnaded arms that emanate from either side of San Francesco di Paola are reminiscent of the arms encircling St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, while the broad dome of the church itself reminds you of Rome’s Pantheon. The scene at the heart of the Piazza del Plebiscito, however, is entirely Naples.

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Naples and Pompeii: Full-Day Tour from Rome with Lunch, Rome, null
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Naples and Pompeii: Full-Day Tour from Rome with Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

Visit the city of Naples and the stunning ruins of Pompeii on a full-day excursion from Rome by private motor coach. An assistant will be on board the coach, ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.87
Naples and Pompeii Day Trip from Rome, Rome, Day Trips
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Naples and Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

4 star rating: Recommended 2018 Reviews

Combine a trip to Naples with a tour of Pompeii’s ruins on a full-day excursion from Rome! From the comfort of your coach, see the sights of Naples, admiring ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $132.92
Naples Segway Grand City Tour, Naples, Day Trips
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Naples Segway Grand City Tour

See Naples from a Ninebot Segway perspective! You have the unique opportunity to see the most interesting site in Naples in only 3 hours. Forget buses, cars ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.45
Naples by Sea from Sorrento, Sorrento, City Tours
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Naples by Sea from Sorrento

Enjoy a fantastic day spent discovering the hidden treasures of Naples with a local guide. See places like Piazza Municipio, the Maschio Angioino, the Royal ...  Read more

Location: Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.24
90 Minutes Naples Segway Tour, Naples, City Tours
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90 Minutes Naples Segway Tour

If you just want to visit Naples from a Segway perspective and don't have enough time for a full-lenght segway tour of Naples, then you will love this ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $54.03
Naples Walking and Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide, Naples, City Tours
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Naples Walking and Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide

Visit the most beautiful sites and significant monuments of Naples with a local guide that knows all the history, art, traditions and customs of the city. The ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $10.81
Private Walking Tour: Lights and Shadows of Naples, Naples, Walking Tours
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Private Walking Tour: Lights and Shadows of Naples

Lights and Shadows of Naples! It’s like to say Paradise and Hell, Miracles and Sins, Splendors and Darkness of a city, so mistreated by the most but, at ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $322.75
Pompeii and Naples City Tour, Naples, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Pompeii and Naples City Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Discover the ancient ruins of Pompeii and the city of Naples on a full-day tour with an expert local guide! After touring Pompeii’s UNESCO-listed ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.86
Naples Food Walking Tour, Naples, Day Trips
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Naples Food Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

Enjoy an authentic slice of Neapolitan food culture during a 3-hour, small-group street food tour. Accompanied by a food-loving guide, make your way around ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.57
Semi-Private Day Trip to Pompeii and Naples from Rome, Rome, Food Tours
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Semi-Private Day Trip to Pompeii and Naples from Rome

The dreamy beauty of Naples will be best soaked in on this day trip with your guide who will show you a city rich in history. Visit the ruins of Pompeii, ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $253.96

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