After saying goodbye to the Museo di Capodimonte I walked back town to Spaccanapoli – the old town of Napoli. I walked without a plan and just got lost in the little alleys.
Spaccanapoli – the old town of Napoli – the beating heart of the city and a place named of “Outstanding Universal Value” by the UNESCO.
Its origins go back to its foundation as Parthenope or Palaepolis in the 9th century B.C., subsequently re-established as Neapolis (New City) in 470 B.C. It is therefore one of the most ancient cities in Europe, whose current urban fabric preserves a selection of outstanding elements of its long and eventful history, as expressed in its street pattern, its wealth of historic buildings and parks, the continuation of many of its urban and social functions, its wonderful setting on the Bay of Naples and the continuity of its historical stratification. (UNESCO)