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Piazza del Plebiscito
The grand semicircular Piazza del Plebiscito is named after the referendum that united southern Italy with Piedmont under the House of Savoy in the 19th century. A miraculous swath of peaceful public space in raucous Naples, the piazza is the site of two top monuments: The Royal Palace and San Francesco di Paola Church.

The Basics 
As Naples’ largest public space—and one of the largest in Italy—the Piazza del Plebiscito is a natural starting point for walking, Segway, bike, and food tours that head north, deeper into the historical center. These tours typically take some time to admire the Royal Palace, San Carlo Opera House, and Galleria Umberto I, all just a few steps away. 

Travelers who would like to explore farther afield can take advantage of tours that combine visits to the piazza with excursions to Pompeii or the island retreats of Ischia and Procida.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Travelers who are not planners can get a satisfying introduction to the city by starting at the piazza and simply walking north on Via Toledo.
  • The San Francesco di Paola Church is the highlight of the piazza.
  • Concerts, protests, and other public events bring large crowds—it’s a good idea to check ahead of time if you’d like to avoid them.

How to Get There
Facing the Royal Palace and the San Carlo Opera House, the Piazza del Plebiscito is situated between the seafront and the southern terminus of Via Toledo. Travelers can take Metro line 1 to Municipio Station and walk south on Via Vittorio Emanuele III past Via San Carlo and Piazza Trieste e Trento. The E6, N1, N3, and R2 bus lines stop nearby.

When to Get There
The Piazza del Plebiscito is usually quiet but comes alive mid-afternoon, when local kids take advantage of the spacious, flat space to kick around soccer balls. Since the piazza is the city’s most prominent, it often hosts protests, concerts, and other public events that can get too crowded for comfort and are probably best avoided. New Year’s Eve celebrations and concerts, however, are a great way to see how Neapolitans party. 

Top Sites Near Piazza del Plebiscito 
In addition to the San Carlo Opera House, Royal Palace, and Umberto I Gallery, many of Naples’ most-visited monuments are located just a short walk from the piazza. The Angevin fortress and art gallery Castel Nuovo is located farther east along Corso Vittorio Emanuele III, and the Castel dell’Ovo lies south off the waterside promenade on Via Partenope. Look northwest from the center of the piazza toward the hills and you’ll see San Martino, a monastery housing one of the city’s finest art collections.   
Address: Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples, Italy
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Naples Shore Excursion for kids and families with pizzette and sfogliatelle

When your cruise ship docks in Naples, meet your kids-friendly guide at the port and get ready to enjoy your day exploring the city! You will visit the city highlights in a fun and instructive way, playing and learning with educational activities that will make the whole family learn about the amazing Naples and adore it. The tour is free for children!
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Naples and Pompeii: Full-Day Tour from Rome with Lunch

Explore UNESCO-listed Naples and the iconic ruins of ancient Pompeii on this full-day tour from Rome. Start your adventure with a tour of Naples’ historic center, stopping to snap photos of the Royal Palace, admire the San Carlo Opera house and stroll the lively Piazza del Plebiscito. After lunch (included), journey back in time as you discover the remarkably preserved ruins of Pompeii, which date back to the 7th century BC and include the world’s oldest surviving Roman amphitheater.
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Discover the Ancient Ruins of Pompeii: Day Trip from Rome

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Private Tour: Pompeii and Naples from Rome with Lunch and Wine Tasting in a Biologic Farm

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Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour

Discover the best of southern Italy on a half-day sightseeing tour of Naples and Pompeii. Led by a local guide, explore Naples’ must-see spots, including the Royal Palace, Naples Cathedral and the Posillipo quarter, where you’ll soak up incredible views of the Bay of Naples. Afterward, journey to the ancient ruins of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD. See the Forum, Thermal Baths and more before returning to your original departure point.
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Naples Shore Excursion: Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour

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Naples Walking Tour with Underground Ruins

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Naples Grand Tour: the Best of Naples with your local guide

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Tasty Ancient Naples & San Gregorio Armeno Food, Wine and Sightseeing Tour

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Naples Bike Tour

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Naples Shore Excursion:Small Group Naples City Sightseeing Tour

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Naples Walking Tour with Pizza and Sfogliatella Tasting

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