Crossing Vico Cinquesanti, that slices a part of the Ancient Roman Theatre, we can see the place where Roman Emperors like Claudius and Nero once performed their plays, just by entering into Piazza San Gaetano, a piazza dedicated to one of the 54 main saints of Naples, San Gaetano, the saint that rose above a plinto.
The pedestrial that rises above the statue, was actualy proyected in the XVII° century as a tower (similar to the one that is in Piazzetta Sisto Riario Sforza) that would balance the space harmony of the piazza.
The enormous body of the Basilica di San Paolo Maggiore was constructed in the place on which the Roman Temple of Dioscuri once stand.
The Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore has the deambulatorio that crosses the dome and makes it one of the most important examples of gothic style in Italy, giving a religious presence to the commercial urban center, which was once a piazza (Agorà) in the Greek Neapolis.
Immediatlely after the enormous bell that emerges from the side, lies Via di San Gregorio Armeno, which was known as Via Degli Augustali in Roman times.
Now days has the name of “Via dei Pastori,” which means “Street of the Shepards”, because of the numerous artisan shops that build biblical dioramas on this street.
Returning to the piazza, we cross Via Dei Tribunali which was once a major street of Greek-Roman Naples.
This street runs into a smaller street with a close end, that takes us to the fascinating world of underground Naples.
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