Toledo Street

Toledo Street has been, since the 16th century, one of the most beautiful and important arteries of the city of Naples Italy both from a commercial, cultural and historical point of view. It was built in 1536 at the behest of the viceroy Pedro Alvarez de Toledo. It is 1.2 km long and, starting from Dante Square, leads to Trieste and Trento Square. Among the main noble palaces you will find Cirella Palace, Zevallos Palace, Lieto Palace, De Rosa and Trabucco Palace.

Those upstream still retain the original appearance of the sixteenth century with narrow alleys that rise towards the mountain, are still known as Spanish Quarters. On Toledo Street in Naples Italy there are elegant shops, department stores and the headquarters of the major banks in the ancient noble palaces. Always animated by a lively crowd, it is the heart of the city “struscio” (which in addition to them the name used throughout Italy for the walk on the main street on holidays is also used to define the Holy Week walk on the occasion of the visit to Sepulchres, right on Toledo Street). On both sides, populous neighborhoods grew.

They were built to accommodate the Spanish military garrisons and immediately became a disreputable place with phenomena of prostitution and crime. On May 15, 1848, the street was the scene of the repression put in place by Ferdinand II against the Neapolitan liberals who defended the recently obtained constitution, barricades were erected and conquered by the Swiss mercenary departments of the army with numerous deaths and the subsequent sacking of the Palazzo Cirella. From 18 October 1870 to 1980 the street was called Roma Street in honor of the new capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Since 2012, with the inauguration of the Toledo station of the Naples Metro, the road has been entirely used for pedestrian transit. If you are planning your holiday to visit Naples Italy, visit Toledo Street is one of the things to do.

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