Gallery Umberto I – Naples

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Located in front of the famous Teatro di San Carlo is the gorgeous Galleria Umberto I, a large shopping center in the heart of central Naples.

Originally designed by the architect Emanuele Rocco it was completed in 1891, during a period of intense urban cleansing famous as the “Risanamento”.  The Galleria Umberto I is a wonderful architectural exploit worth visiting; Rocco was influenced by the stunning Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. The Galleria was dedicated to King Umberto I, who was the sovereign of Italy at the time of its construction.

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This gallery is a cross-shaped structure with high glass vaulted ceilings supported by metal ribs and, in the center, a large glass cupola. It was intended as both a public and private space, where cafes, restaurants and various shops occupied the bottom two floors of the buildings while apartments took the top floor. It quickly became a mercantile hub, not only for the public space it generated but also due to its central location and proximity to a number of cultural sites.

After a period of decay the Gallery Umberto I today is again a very important public location for the city of Naples.

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Gallery Umberto I – Naples

Naples - Gallery Umberto I - Inside view
Naples - Gallery Umberto I - View from Piazza del PlebiscitoNaples - Gallery Umberto I - CeilingNaples - Gallery Umberto I - Glass Dome

Located in front of the famous Teatro di San Carlo is the gorgeous Galleria Umberto I, a large shopping center in the heart of central Naples.

Originally designed by the architect Emanuele Rocco it was completed in 1891, during a period of intense urban cleansing famous as the “Risanamento”.  The Galleria Umberto I is a wonderful architectural exploit worth visiting; Rocco was influenced by the stunning Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. The Galleria was dedicated to King Umberto I, who was the sovereign of Italy at the time of its construction.

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This gallery is a cross-shaped structure with high glass vaulted ceilings supported by metal ribs and, in the center, a large glass cupola. It was intended as both a public and private space, where cafes, restaurants and various shops occupied the bottom two floors of the buildings while apartments took the top floor. It quickly became a mercantile hub, not only for the public space it generated but also due to its central location and proximity to a number of cultural sites.

After a period of decay the Gallery Umberto I today is again a very important public location for the city of Naples.

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