Civico 10 advises to visit nearby some characteristic places of the Neapolitan area:
Il Chiostro dell'omonima chiesa, vi ha sede il Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche dell'Università Federico II ed il Museo di Paleontologia.
San Gregorio Armeno
Via San Gregorio Armeno is one of the most amazing attractions in Naples. In the pedestrian road in the historic city of Naples, you can admire numerous shops with creative nativity scenesand figurines in all variations. Besides the Jesus- and Madonna figurines you will also find detailed copies of pizzerias, fruit markets, all household objects, gastronomic delights, exotic animals, and sometimes even caricatured politicians and football players. Moreover you can get thousand of accessories and building material for your Neapolitan crib, like cork to create the mountains, ready-to-place houses, wells, waterfalls powered by electric engine, small lakes with water, trees, grasslands, bridges and towers. And all (or nearly all) handmade! Of course you can buy even a full completed crib (“presepe”) with or without crib figures.
Sansevero Chapel Museum
The Sansevero Chapel Museum in the historic heart of Naples is a jewel of the world’s artistic heritage. Here, baroque creativity, dynastic pride, beauty and mystery blend to create a unique and almost timeless atmosphere. With its masterpieces such as the famous Veiled Christ, renowned world over for the remarkable tissue-like quality of the marble, feats of virtuosity such as Disillusion, and enigmatic creations such as the Anatomical Machines, the Sansevero Chapel is one of the most impressive monuments that the human mind has ever conceived.
Monastery of Santa Chiara
The construction of the monumental complex of S.Claire began in 1310, by the will of King Robert of Anjou and his wife Sancha of Majorca. The Franciscan citadel was set up by erecting two convents: one for the Clarisses, and the other for Franciscan Friars Minor. The church is now in its original Gothic style, with a simple facade in which the ancient pierced rose window is nestled. In 1742 the church underwent changes by the hand of the architect D.A. Vaccaro. Pompous coatings gave the complex a baroque aspect. On August 4th of 1943 the church was almost completely destroyed by aerial bombardment. It was rebuilt and restored according to the original Gothic style. Ten years later the church was reopened for worshipers. Over the centuries, the cloister has undergone various transformations. The most important was performed by D.A. Vaccaro between 1739 and 1742. Vaccaro built two avenues which, intersecting, divide the area into four areas. Octagonal pillars line the perimeter, coated with majolica ceramic floral decorations. The pillars are connected by benches covered of tiles with popular, rural, maritime and mythological scenes. The four walls of the cloister were covered with seventeenth century frescoes depicting Saints, allegories and scenes of the Old Testament. Inside the complex you can see a nativity scene featuring shepherds of the eighteenth and the nineteenth century, the Museum in which it is possible to admire a cross-section of the Neapolitan history from antiquity to the twentieth century, some of the treasures the bombings of 1943 failed to destroy and an archeological area with remains of a Roman spa.
San Lorenzo Maggiore
Just 8 minutes from Civico10 you can immerse yourself in the true ancient heart of the city of Naples, where once stood the Greek agora and then the Roman forum. A real archaeological area that extends today to about 10 meters deep, under the church of San Lorenzo Maggiore. The Monumental Complex includes the Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore, the Museo dell'Opera di San Lorenzo Maggiore, the Neapolis Sotterrata and the Sala Capitolare.
Everyone knows Naples as a city of exceptional beauty, a city of art, but few know the underground reality of the city. Even many Neapolitans are unaware of the beauty that lies beneath. The Associazione Napoli Sotterraneapreserves the underground area and brings this beauty to you.The underground caverns of Naples were born with the city and grew along with it over the years. The first excavations of the underground caves were done around 5,000 years ago, near the end of the prehistoric era.The Greeks withdrew large quantities of the tufa stone that lies beneath to construct the city walls and the temples. They also excavated numerous areas to create a series of underground tombs. The Romans continued to build in the Augustean Era a large aqueduct and underground tunnels that were used as streets to avoid climbing Mt. PiediGrotta . The names of the streets were Cocceio and Seiano. In the early 1600’s, the Greco-Roman aqueduct, with its numerous pluvial tanks, no longer brought enough water for the city’s growing population. Until, in 1629, a very smart Neapolitan noble, Carmignano, built a new aqueduct.
Squares of the historic center
The historic center of Naples is characterized by many alleys but also by many squares where it will be a pleasure to stop for a break, a coffee, an ice cream. Civico10 is just 5 minutes from the main squares. Along Via Paladino you reach the first small square called Piazzetta Nilo where you can admire the Statue of the Nile, and then follow it to Piazza San Domenico Maggiore characterized by the presence of the Obelisk of San Domenico. Walking along Via Benedetto Croce you reach Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, which overlooks the Church of the Gesù and the Monastery of Santa Chiara. Leaving Spaccanapoli you can reach Piazza Bellini and admire the remains of the walls of the Greek Neapolis sipping a drink in one of the many bars that overlook the square and continue through Via Port'Alba to reach Piazza Dante. A little further from the Old Town, but still reachable by foot through the main shopping street, Via Toledo, you reach Piazza Triestre and Trento and the nearby Piazza Plebiscito.
It developed urbanistically from the seventeenth century, becoming the area chosen by nobles and bourgeois Neapolitans for their homes. Here you can admire the Palazzo del Spagnolo, a monumental building in Naples, located in via Vergini. It will also be possible to admire other beauties such as the Catacombs of San Gennaro and San Gaudioso, the Basilica of San Gennaro and the Fontanelle Cemetery.