This graceful, wide-open piazza is arguably the most beautiful in Naples. It is defined by the majestic, curving colonnade of San Francesco di Paola -- an 1817 church built in full neoclassical style and inspired by the Roman Pantheon -- and the elegant neoclassical facade of the Royal Palace. In the square are two equestrian statues, one of Carlo III by Antonio Canova and one of Ferdinando I (only the horse is by Canova). The square is fittingly called the "salotto" (living room) by Neapolitans, as it has been completely closed to traffic and locals use it as a gathering place. Nearby is Piazza Trieste e Trento, with the Fontana del Carciofo, and the start of Via Toledo (Neapolitans call this Via Roma), an extremely popular promenade and shopping street.