I had no idea that a shopping street from the original Neapolis lay beneath this church. A bit pricy, but interesting in the context of all the other ancient things we saw on the trip.
They say that St. Lawrence is the patron saint of crossword because, martyr, he died on the grill and in this splendid basilica there is, not surprisingly, a cryptic riddle "Quid? Omnia. Quid Omnia? Nihil. Si Nihil, cur Omnia? Nihil ut Omnia" (that means: "What? Everything. What is Everithing? Nothing. If Nothing, why Everything? Nothing for Everything" or "Nothing like... More
I'm surprised this place has got so many positive reviews. At €9 it is inexpensive. The Roman street is interesting but there is no explanation so you have very little idea what you are looking at. Ercolanum is in another class and a much better experience. The museum has got a few (and I mean a few) very third rate... More
I didn't see much of the church's interior, as there neary always seemed to a service in progress or about to begin. It has some interesting literary associations, as Boccaccio met the love of his life here, and Petrarch stayed in the adjacent convent. However, the real attraction is the ancient streets underneath the church. Although the price of entry... More
St Lorenzo is an excellent example of the gothic style. The church otside has a beautiful door and inside it's simple but beautiful, I loved it because it's completely different from other churches of Naples full of marbles and gold. The only problem was that I came there late and a man (I don't think he was the priest) told... More
Go here it's brilliant. We went on a quiet day out in Naples. The ruins, which are underneath the church, are amazing. Naples is full of subterranean streets and buildings and these are some of the best.
What you get here is a glimpse of the layers of history. There is the church "upstairs", which is a few hundreds of years old, but still interesting and attractive, with many nooks and corners to explore. Take a look at the museum which covers four floors (there is a lift, thankfully!) But underground, you are taken back to a... More
We visited with our children and even they loved this excavation. Unlike some excavations where you need to use you imagine to see what life must have been Iike, this one of the Roman- Greco markets is so well preserved that i you can picture yourself walking down the roman road past the bakery and wine shops etc, with their... More
We stumbled upon this museal complex while walking around the old centre. We went inside, the entrance fee is 9 € and we were the only visitors. Apart from the fact that the information in the museum and the little church is rather scarce, the whole complex is very interesting and does offer an insight into the city's past. Some... More
The complex of San Lorenzo Maggiore is at walking distance from the Duomo. This complex consists of some very old excavations of the ancient markets of Neapolis during the Greco Roman period. Though undergoing renovation work, it is interesting to see the old flooring, walls, wineries, bakeries, clothing and pottery of the old times. There are also very beautiful halls... More
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