Vomero district in Naples

The Vomero district in Naples

Il Vomero

The construction of the Vomero district is due to an operation of reclamation occurred following aepidemic erupted in the 1884 that required the expansion of the city in arural area.

In fact, since the 1600, le aristocratic families e noble they took refuge on the hill to escape the plagues that struck the city and progressively placed their own residences. It is the case of the Floridiana, acquired in the nineteenth century from Bourbon.

The current extension is due to the constructions operated between the years 40 and the 70 years of the last century.

The district is located on the hill of Vomero and occupies, in fact, an elevated position compared to the city center and is connected to the lower part by roads (this is the case of Corso Vittorio Emanuele) funiculars e subways.

The highest point of the district and the city is represented by the Castel Sant'Elmo and from Certosa di San Martino placed at 215 mt slm
The term Vomero is probably due to the agricultural nature of the area and would refer to the plow share, the part intended to cut the ground with a deep groove.

Main areas

The main areas of Vomero are:

  • Rione Antignano
  • Petraio
  • Piazza Vanvitelli
  • Piazza Ferdinando Fuga
  • Via Alessandro Scarlatti
  • Via Raffaele Morghen
  • Via Giuseppe Bonito
  • Via Domenico Cimarosa
  • Via Filipo Palizzi
  • Via Aniello Falcone
  • Via Francesco Cilea
  • Via Gian Lorenzo Bernini
  • Saint Martin walk

Information on the Vomero district

How to get:

  • Address: Zona Vomero, hilly district - 80127 Naples
  • L1 metro line: Four days or Vanvitelli station Corso Vittorio Emanuele Funicular, Cimarosa stop | 181, C31, C33 buses
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