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Piazza del Plebiscite & The Lungomare di Napoli
The Lungomare di Napoli
Among the most relaxing and suggestive activities to do in Naples can not miss a walk along the seafront of the city. One of the most loved and frequented by citizens and tourists is constantly animated by events and events of all kinds but also by the many bars, restaurants and pizzerias that are followed along the way.
The Lungomare di Napoli is a route of about 3 km that runs along the sea and that starts from Santa Lucia, from Via Nazario Sauro, and goes up to Mergellina, where it ends via Caracciolo, skirting one of the most beautiful "views" in the world, able to fascinate tourists but also the inhabitants themselves that crowd the beautiful promenade during the whole year.
Il Waterfront of Naples It includes four roads:
via Nazario Sauro
which runs along the Santa Lucia pier to Castel dell'Ovo, crossing the most famous luxury hotels of the city such as the Grand Hotel Santa Lucia and the Hotel Miramare, but also famous restaurants such as La Bersagliera and Zi Teresa.
where are located the most famous restaurants "facing the sea" of the city, and renowned pizzerias like Sorbillo Lievito Madre al Mare and Vesi Pizzagourmet, and other important hotels along the Lungomare, such as the Royal Continental Hotel and the Grand Hotel Vesuvio.
the longest part that flanks the Villa Comunale, where you can walk along the sea and where, in the middle, is the Rotonda Diaz with the equestrian monument to General Armando Diaz. From Via Caracciolo you can also admire the hill of Posillipo and Vomero.
it is the road that extends from Caracciolo to Piedigrotta, at the foot of the Posillipo hill. In this "piece" of the waterfront seems to be in close contact with the most "true" Naples, between fishing nets and moored boats. Here is the Port of Mergellina, where ferries leave for the islands, the lighthouse, to be reached by a walk along the sea, and it is here that the famous chalets are located where to drink coffee, eat an ice cream and eat made with fish visa mare.
The wonders of the waterfront of Naples
Stroll along the waterfront of Naples means to admire at a glance most of the beauties that characterize the city: the Vesuvius, the island of Capri, Castel dell'Ovo and the promontory of Posillipo, while on the other side of the street you can attend, at any time of the day, the lively life of the city, made up of bars, restaurants of various kinds and pizzerias.
To skirt the walk on the side opposite the sea, the green of the park of the Villa Comunale and, as a background along the way, the hill of Vomero with Castel Sant'Elmo.
A must for a walk on the promenade is at Borgo Marinari, a picturesque little port with bars and restaurants specialized in fresh fish, where it seems that time has stopped. The village was born on the Isolotto di Megaride where, according to the Greek myth, the body of the mermaid Partenope was buried, who allowed himself to die in these waters after the refusal of Ulysses to his love. And it was the islet of Megaride to give rise to the city that was born then, in all respects, starting from the sea.
Here is also the famous Castel dell'Ovo, the oldest castle in Naples and true symbol of the city. The castle can be visited both inside, where in its rooms exhibitions and photographic exhibitions are set up, both outside, from where you can admire, from any height, the Lungomare from an unprecedented point of view: from the sea.