La Pedamentina with its 414 steps is a system of descents and stairs dating back to the fourteenth century and built by the architects Tino di Campiono and Francesco de Vito.
The descent was destined to join two different areas of the city of Naples, namely the Certosa di San Martino and Castel S. Elmo, located on the hill of Vomero district, and the historic center, located downstream. Basically it is about ways of pedestrian connection between areas of the city affected by expansions extra moenia, mostly attributable to those that occurred during the sixteenth century.
The climb was also used a defensive purposes in case of sieges of the nearby Castel S.Elmo.
Along the Pedamentina you can admire not only the panorama of the gulf, but also the gardens and gardens of the Certosa. As well as the multiple steps of the city of Naples, is today considered one urban masterpiece.
Information on Pedamentina in Naples
How to get:
- Address: Vico Pedamentina of San Martino 80126, Naples
- From Vomero to the historic center:
- Metro line L1: Vanvitelli station, continue on foot to Largo San Martino (about 10 minutes) | Funicular to Montesanto: Morghen station, continue on foot to Largo San Martino (about 7 minutes on foot)
- From the historical center towards Vomero:
- L2 metro line: Montesanto station, continue on foot along Via San Cristofaro all'Olivella, turn left on Corso Vittorio Emanuele and to the right on Via Pedamentina di San Martino
Pedamentina in NaplesA system of descents and steps dating back to the fourteenth century and built by the architects Tino di Campiono and Francesco de Vito.