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Piazza del Plebiscito

Overview

The square in downtown Naples between the waterfront and Via Toledo

It takes its name from the plebiscite of October 21, 1860 that decreed the joining of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies to the Kingdom of Italy.

Piazza del Plebiscito is very close to the sea, framed by four buildings of great historical and artistic importance: the Royal Palace, the San Francesco di Paola Basilica, and two symmetrical buildings, the Prefecture and the Salerno Palace.

The semi-elliptical portico recalls that of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. In the middle of the square, there are the two equestrian statues depicting Charles III (by Canova) and Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, commissioned after the Napoleonic period, to celebrate the return of the Spanish house to Naples.

With its 25000 sqm, it is one of the largest in Italy and for this reason it is suitable for events or concerts.

 

Piazza del Plebiscito

Piazza del Plebiscito, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy

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