Via Chiaia (Chiaia street), Naples

Via Chiaia (Chiaia street), Naples

Chiala Street runs from Piazza Trieste e Trento to Piazza dei Martiri. The pedestrian street is home to various luxury shops, historical churches, and interesting buildings. Chiaia Street is wider and quieter than some Neapolitan streets. Known as an affluent area, visitors will find luxury shops here.

Visitors can stop at the Monument to the Martyrs in the Piazza dei Martiri. This 19th-century monument features four lions representing anti-Bourbon revolts in 1799, 1820, 1848, and 1860.

The Church of Sant'Orsola di Chiaia was restored in the 18th century and has treasured frescoes on the nave arches.

The 17th century Church of Santa Caterina di Chiaia features gorgeous frescoes by Antonio Sarelli. In addition, visitors can admire the 16th century Palazzo Cellamare, built for Giovan Francesco Carafa. The pink and white palace hosted Bourbon royal guests, including Casanova and Goethe.

The Teatro Sannazzaro was built in the 19th century. After serving for a time as a cinema, it was restored to use as a theater in 1971.

At the west end of Chiaia Street, visitors will find the Chiaia bridge used to connect Pizzofalcone and Mortella. This neoclassical bridge was built in 1636 and features marble decorations.

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Via Chiaia (Chiaia street) on Map

Sight Name: Via Chiaia (Chiaia street)
Sight Location: Naples, Italy (See walking tours in Naples)
Sight Type: Shopping
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