Do you want to know about Naples and fully experience this city? You have all that you need in this square.
A giant ellipsis.
This gigantic elliptical square keeps the heart and origin of Naples, since residents and traders from Naples and surrounding areas used to come to this place in the 17th century. The first markets and cattle fairs were established here, then later the square also became a venue for celebrations during the 18th century, holding the most special festivities such as Christmas or Easter, where different stories of this religious tradition were represented. Maybe this was why the square ended up being the main one in the city, accompanying the four most important buildings in Naples: the Royal Palace, the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, the Prefecture Palace, and the Salerno Palace. Nowadays, this square has the most activity, and it's even used to organise large outdoor concerts. This place is an essential visit for getting to know Naples.