Borgo Santa Lucia – Naples

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Borgo Santa Lucia is a historical coastal neighborhood of Naples dating back to the 9th century. Its inception is actually much older, to when the Roman general and politician Lucius Lucullus moved to the area in the 1st century BCE, building himself an impressive villa. It was so massive that remains of it can be found throughout several sections of Naples.

This villa was converted into a monastery during the early medieval period. The legend says that while Saint Patricia was traveling to reach the Holy Land she stopped in Naples and decided to stay here founding a sanctuary. Later the Basilian Monks settled where once was located the Roman Villa. During the 12th century in order to guard the gulf the monastery became a fortress.

The area changed totally during the 16th century. The Spanish Viceroys hired the famous architect Domenico Fontana in order to transform what once was a simple fishermen’s village into one of the most important areas of Naples.

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During the first half of the 19th century the level of the sea started to rose; unfortunately the Sanctuary was bury and a new one was constructed on the same spot. Few years later when the entire Kingdom of Naples was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy the all area was heavily remodeled.

Today Borgo Santa Lucia is very popular among the tourists and Neapolitans. Visitors can enjoy a stunning view of the bay from a table in one of the many restaurant and cafes of the area.

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Borgo Santa Lucia – Naples

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Naples - Castel Dell'Ovo - BoatsNaples - Castel Dell'Ovo - Side ViewNaples - Castel dell Ovo

Borgo Santa Lucia is a historical coastal neighborhood of Naples dating back to the 9th century. Its inception is actually much older, to when the Roman general and politician Lucius Lucullus moved to the area in the 1st century BCE, building himself an impressive villa. It was so massive that remains of it can be found throughout several sections of Naples.

This villa was converted into a monastery during the early medieval period. The legend says that while Saint Patricia was traveling to reach the Holy Land she stopped in Naples and decided to stay here founding a sanctuary. Later the Basilian Monks settled where once was located the Roman Villa. During the 12th century in order to guard the gulf the monastery became a fortress.

The area changed totally during the 16th century. The Spanish Viceroys hired the famous architect Domenico Fontana in order to transform what once was a simple fishermen’s village into one of the most important areas of Naples.

Read More

During the first half of the 19th century the level of the sea started to rose; unfortunately the Sanctuary was bury and a new one was constructed on the same spot. Few years later when the entire Kingdom of Naples was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy the all area was heavily remodeled.

Today Borgo Santa Lucia is very popular among the tourists and Neapolitans. Visitors can enjoy a stunning view of the bay from a table in one of the many restaurant and cafes of the area.

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