Porta Nolana Naples

The Porta Nolana is an old city gate close to the central train station and Piazza Garibaldi in Naples. A famous fish market is held at the gate every day.

Porta Nolana Naples

History and description

Porta Nolana Naples
Porta Nolana

The neighborhood where the Porta Nolana is located is a truly working-class district, where old crafts are still practiced and traditions are kept alive. However, it is also one of the city’s more notorious neighborhoods.

The gate itself is part of the city wall built in the second half of the 15th century. It is flanked two towers called Fede (“Faith”) and Speranza (“Hope”).

The front is decorated with a marble arch and a relief depicting the Aragonese king Ferrante on a horse. A bust of San Gaetano is placed on the upper part of the other side.

The Porta Nolano fish market is held daily, from 08.00 to 14.00.

Porta Nolana, Naples

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