Rione Sanita

Rione Sanita, Naples: Address, Phone Number, Rione Sanita Reviews: 4/5

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KatrinaMolini
Corciano, Italy7,374 contributions
Casual, real, down to earth
Jul 2020 • Couples
Wonderful district! Considered to be a poor district of Naples, but how much character here and so many things to see! For example, the great Totò was born and raised here in one of the buildings. One of the streets has the song lyrics of Pino Daniele hanging above the street. There are many churches, famous Palazzo Sanfelice and Palazzo dello Spagnolo and, of course, the catacombs of San Gennaro. I’m sure there are many more things to see and do and I definitely suggest it for your discovery.
Written 29 July 2020
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Hooray H
London, UK2,254 contributions
Real Naples
Oct 2018 • Couples
We spent about a week staying in this area & found it quite safe although I understand that this was not the case in the immediate past.
Here is where the working people live; it's just like how the Eat End was like 40 years ago.
Whole families staying in tiny little rooms. The main problem was the dog pooh otherwise it's a labyrinth of amazing old buildings & charming bars & eateries that are called Artisanal in the UK!
A must do if you like History.
Written 19 November 2018
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Iselin236
Rome, Italy6 contributions
The catacombs of San Gennaro
Sep 2018 • Solo
This morning I visited the catacombs of San Gennaro. Fascinating place! I was the only visitor for the Italian tour so had the young girl guide to myself. As we walked through the dark tunnels, she told me a bit about herself as well as filling me in on the history of this amazing site. She grew up in the Sanita' rione, one of the toughest area of Naples, lots of petty crime and the gang wars of the local mafia fought on its streets. So a place tourists avoided and where locals struggled to survive with a modicum of dignity. She must have had a stubborn streak because she refused to give up on her rundown area. So when she was 18, she joined up with 4 friends and created a voluntary association to reopen the amazing catacombs which are located in the heart of this area. They petitioned for funding (private..they have had nothing from the state) and created a project to bring this place back to life. (No pun intended as it was a pagan then Christian burial place!) In short, 10 years later, the association has created 23 job opportunities for people in this area and has inspired other young people to create 40 more associations, all geared to revaluing a part of the city that was seen as a no go area, left to decay year by year.
I found her story completely inspiring and told her so. She stayed and fought to make her city a better place, for everyone.
Written 24 September 2018
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Renate V
Hartbeesfontein, South Africa1,096 contributions
Life goes on
Apr 2018 • Friends
So sad that a road can cut off a whole area from the rest of the city. But when you look down from the overpass you see how people are going about their daily lives. We tried out the elevator which took us to the lower level and to the church. I found it great fun to find the elevator in the middle of the street and try it out
Written 18 May 2018
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LostALot22
Chicago, IL10,286 contributions
Nice
Feb 2018 • Business
This old church was very nice. The alter area was very interesting and the bones area was also pretty interesting. I made a quick visit and it was worth the stop.
Written 23 February 2018
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hastyh2014
Spoleto, Italy30 contributions
Incredible walk through real Napoli with wonderful kind people
Oct 2017 • Couples
We walked down from Capidomonte to San Vincenzo to see the catacombs of San Gaudioso, great pizza for lunch across the street, and then on to the Cimitero de Fontanelle. Quite an eye-opening walk through the neighborhood which was at once beautiful and heart breaking. So much life but police cruisers driving up and down the street constantly. We never felt afraid and all of the locals were so kind and helpful when we couldn't find out way. A real slice of life in Napoli.
Written 30 October 2017
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stephan j
London, UK809 contributions
Experience real Napoli
Oct 2016 • Couples
Start at the Cimitero Delle Fontanelle, visit the fascinating Catacombe Di San Gaudioso, walk down the streets and don't forget to look out for the fab palazzi, visit local markets and eat in a local pizzeria. It is not the most beautiful, but I think the most unspoilt area of Napoli.
Written 13 October 2016
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Aniello S
Baronissi, Italy1,444 contributions
A dangerous beauty
Apr 2016 • Friends
Let me state this first. Never be alone in here, especially in the darkness, unless you are not really sure of what you are doing. This place is unique, as unique is the people that lives here. Many of them are poor, and some have problem with the justice, but beside few criminals, there are many lovely people who represent the true spirit of the neapolitan friendship. The trick is to recognize them and to be able enough to avoid scams and other unpleasant accident. If you visit this place, with a skilled guide, and some policemen around, you are safe and you may enjoy the visit. Otherwise, it is better to go somewhere else. Better to be safe than sorry.
Written 15 August 2016
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Gomesgm
Florianopolis, SC123 contributions
Interesting neighbourhood, real feel of Napoli!
Oct 2015 • Couples
We walked in Rione Sanita leaving from the Museo Archeologico and going to Cimitero delle Fontanelle. Was a blast. Rione Sanita is really lively and you can get a glimpse of everyday life in Naples. Don't waste the opportunity to eat sfoglateli and taralli, in Rione Sanita they are delicious. Stop by and have an expresso in any of the cafes.
Great option for strolling in a sunny day. We had great fun!
Written 9 February 2016
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