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Castle (Maschio) Angioino
Foto Napoli: Castle (Maschio) Angioino
View of the massive and impressive Angioino Castle, erected during the French Anjou domination and then rebuilt almost completely by the Spanish Aragonese dynasty who gave it the name "Castelnuovo", New Castle. It is one of the town symbols and it is considered to be one of the most famous castles in Italy. The castle includes five cylindrical embedded towers and a triumphal arch added to the main gate to celebrate Alfonso's of Aragona entrance in Naples in 1443. It was the political and cultural town centre.
Royal Palace and Plebiscite Square
Foto Napoli: Royal Palace and Plebiscite Square
The Royal Palace, built for the Spanish Viceroy, was the seat of monarchy in Naples. Its front is decorated with blind arches and niches housing the statues of the more illustrious kings of the city which was once capital of the wealthy Kingdom of Napoli. Today it is the National Library and Royal Palace Museum seat. The Royal Palace overlooks the ancient "Largo di Palazzo", Palace Square, the present Plebiscito Square, a wide and spacious pedestrian isle, mainly used for concerts and cultural events.
Naples University - Frederick II
Foto Napoli: Naples University - Frederick II
One of Italy's most prestigious universities, Naples University was named after king Frederick II Hohenstaufen, who founded it in 1224. In 1884, since the seat in the Saviour Convent was no longer suitable, it was erected the new showed building. In the picture you can see the main entrance presenting a staircase and having on the sides two Sphinxes and a pediment with a low-relief describing king Frederick's life.
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