Porta Nolana Naples
History and description
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.