The square dates back to the end of the nineteenth century when a large one filled with the coast line allowed the construction of the square, the promenade and Viale Gramsci.
At the center of the square stands the fountain with the splendid statue of the Parthenope siren which is positioned on a rock with animals and aquatic plants.
According to Greek legend, he killed himself because his love for Odysseus was not reciprocated and his lifeless body was dragged by the currents in the place where today stands the Castel dell'Ovo. Episode that will give the name to the city of Naples.
The work was carried out, among others, by Onofrio Buccini e Francesco Jerace.
The square is very busy at all hours of the day and night as there are numerous pizzerias, restaurants, kiosks and bars.
Information about Piazza Sannazaro
How to get:
Subway 2 Line, Mergellina station
140, 151, C12, Riviera di Chiaia stop
C16, C21, C24, Mergellina - Sannazzaro stop
Piazza Sannazaro in NaplesPiazza Sannazaro, located near the Lungomare Francesco Caracciolo, the Riviera di Chiaia, the Vomero district and Posillipo, is one of the most elegant squares in the city of Naples.