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Visitor Information

The Ente Provinciale per il Turismo, Piazza dei  Martiri 58 ((tel) 081-4107211; bus: 152), is open Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm, with another office at Stazione Centrale ((tel) 081-268779; Metro: Garibaldi; Mon–Sat 9am–7pm). The AASCT (www.inaples.it) maintains two excellent tourist information points: Via San Carlo 9 ((tel) 081-402394) and Piazza del Gesù ((tel) 081-5512701), both are open daily (Mon–Sat 9:30am–6:30pm; Sun 9:30am–2pm).

City Layout

A crescent-shaped city resting along the shores of a bay, Naples extends vertically up the steep hills that surround it. Proceeding from west to east, you will find Posillipo; then Mergellina, Chiaia, Santa Lucia; the historical center, with the Quartieri Spagnoli along its western side and the Stazione Marittima on its southern side; then Piazza Garibaldi, with the Stazione Centrale and Stazione Circumvesuviana; and finally, a number of industrial and poorer neighborhoods.

Above Chiaia and the historical center lies the Vomero; farther east is Capodimonte. The historical center is the fat part of the crescent, crossed north-south by three major avenues: Via Toledo, Via Medina, and Via Agostino Depretis. These are crossed west-east by the continuous Via Armando Diaz-Via G.Sanfelice-Corso Umberto I and by the continuous Via Benedetto Croce-Via San Biagio dei Librai, also known as SpaccaNapoli, both leading to Piazza Garibaldi and the Stazione Centrale.

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