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Lower decuman

via maddaloni - piazza del gesu- via croce benedetto- via san biagio dei librai

It's ' the road, or Decuman , which marked towards the side of the sea of ​​greek-Roman city , a long and straight also known as " Spaccanapoli " because, as the wound with a sharp knife , cut sharply and the straight-line Ancient Center in two . Seen from the top of the hill of San Martino , the effect of the "cut " is a suggestion only . This area includes the existing streetscape Maddaloni , Capitals , Cross, San Biagio dei Booksellers , Old Vicar , Giudecca and Tupputi , reaching almost lapping Piazza Garibaldi. Via Nilo , Via Purgatorio , Via Atri , Street Fighter , Vico San Severo , Vico Maiorani Via Paparelle , Zuroli Vico , Vico Carbonari , Via Sant'Arcangelo in Baiano , Via delle Zite , Via Sant'Agostino still the Mint mark the intersection the ancient " cardines " with which the Decuman form the " islets " of the greek-roman city . Frequent examples of pure archeology, like the Statue of God in Piazzetta Nilo Nilo , the Greek walls in Piazza Calenda , the courtyards of the " warehouses " that reveal the presence of " opus latericium ." This is an area frequented and lived there continuously for more than 25 centuries , where they are added with the passage of time the various layers Medieval , Renaissance , Baroque and Rococo , not surprisingly, the Old Center is part of the larger Old Town that UNESCO declared " World Heritage" in 1997.


Superior decuman

via sapienza-via anticaglia-via santi apostoli

And ' long straight path north of Naples , the city greek -Roman , which winds along Via della Sapienza , Largo Regina Coeli , Anticaglia Via and Via Donnaregina to end in Via Santi Apostoli. The current route is unchanged for over 25 centuries and is an archaeological site of great interest. It ' still broken , in the part that turns toward the sea , from the ancient " cardines " , with which still form the ancient " islets " . There are frequent appearances in today's structures of elements from the ancient city , as the case of Vico Purgatory and Via San Paolo , where the elliptic curve is the one that still marks the perimeter of the amphitheater, the walls that reveal the structure of " opus latericium " and greek-roman elements incorporated in buildings . It ' a path that proves of great interest also for the widespread presence of elements Medieval , palaces and churches from the Renaissance to the Baroque . The Decuman Higher marks the northern boundary of the historic center , part of the larger historic center, declared a " World Heritage Site" by UNESCO in 1997



Via Tribunali

The Historic Centre of Naples , part of the larger Old Town that in 1997 UNESCO declared " World Heritage" , and still is , without any major changes , the urban layout of the greek-roman Naples , punctuated by three long parallel streets , called Decumans and numerous " cardines " small roads that divide the area into a dense grid . This is an urban frequented and lived there continuously for more than 25 centuries , where the testimony of pure archeology are frequent, sometimes in the open air , or other below street level , as the case respectively , of the Greek walls in Piazza Bellini and the excavations of San Lorenzo Maggiore. The Decuman develops along Via Tribunali , which at its end facing Castel Capuano, along this road we will find interesting things like : the two columns of San Paolo Maggiore from the Temple of the Dioscuri , a furnace Vico Bakers, which dates back to the local ' time of Nero, an entire area of the ancient city in the underground of San Lorenzo Maggiore in the basement while the cathedral is an archaeological site of great interest, the pronaos of San Gregorio Armeno where he still performs the altar of the Temple Ceres. The walls and courtyards of the houses here and there show the fence and the brick Roman . A walk along the Decuman will prove interesting also because in the area there are " layers " of later ages , from Medieval to Rococo .