Immediately next to the Castello Capuano there is the Porta Capuana which was built in 1484 on the design of Giuliano da ... More
Immediately next to the Castello Capuano there is the Porta Capuana which was built in 1484 on the design of Giuliano da Maiano. The impressive triumphal renaissance arch was put between two imposing cylindrical Aragon towers, known as Honor and Virtue. Following the enlargement of the city walls, as ordered by Ferdinando I of Aragon, the city gate was built by moving forward the previous gate which was nearer the castle. The outside side was dressed with white marble and takes on a particularly elegant appearance and creates a strong contrast with the darkness of towers at its side. The marble group of the, "Coronation of Ferdinando I" positioned in the arch of the gate were replaced on the entrance of Carlo V in Naples in 1535 and the coat of arms of the emperor.
This "palazzo" was built for Bartolomeo di Capua, Count of Altavilla, by Giovanni Donadio (the Mormando) in 1512 13. The
building has undergone significant alterations through time, especially in the basements. It is one of the most beautiful and ...
Parco Virgiliano lies at the top of Posillipo hill with a view over the entire gulf from Sorrento to Pozzuoli
with the islands in the distance. Currently being renovated, the park has lovely walks with superb views over the ...
Experience the lifestyle and history of Naples and the Amalfi coast with this guided tour. Starting in Naples, you will
explore Mt. Vesuvius and the incredibly preserved city of Herculaneum. Then, enjoy the relaxing nature of the island of ...
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