Via Piedigrotta Naples

At the end of the Villa Comunale in Naples, the Riviera di Chiaia becomes the Via Piedigrotta. After the Mergellina station, this street in turn continues as Salita della Grotta for a short stretch and then as Galleria delle Quattro Giornate.

Via Piedigrotta Naples

History and description

The neighborhood where the street is located is also called Piedigrotta. The name means “at the foot of the cave” and derives from a gallery the Romans had to dug under the Posillipo Hill.

What to see

Although this gallery, the Crypta Neapolitana, still exists, it is not being used anymore.

The Santa Maria di Piedigrotta Church is located just past the end of the via Piedigrotta.

Useful information

Public transport: Metro lines 2, 6 (Mergellina stop)

Via Piedigrotta, Naples


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