This street is 6 meters wide and runs for 2km from Piazza Gesu Nuovo where it is called Via Benedetto Croce, changes name to Via S. Biagio dei Librai and continues across Via Duomo becoming Via Vicaria Vecchia going out of the old town. It is the main stretch for tourists which splits the center of the historic old town (centro storico) in half. The street was one of three Greco-Roman parallel main streets originally called Decumanus inferior. The street is not only an attraction in itself but is conveniently close to many of the city’s top attractions like Santa Chiara, Santa Maria, San Biagio Maggiore and several of the well known city squares. It is a straight narrow cobbled street running through a vibrant, colorful, noisy and exciting neighborhood also referred to as Spaccanapoli. The street will take you passed palaces, churches, shrines, stores, bars, restaurants and artists’ workshops. Start exploring the street from Piazza San Domenico Maggiore. Spaccanapoli is a foodies heaven, there are many authentic restaurants as well as excellent pastry stores like Scaturchio known for its sfogliatelle and babba.
Spaccanapoli is part of the Naples City Walking Tour. If you enjoy walking this will be a wonderful experience for you.