Via Toledo

One of Naples' most important tourist destinations, Via Toledo is a historic street dating back to 1536 and home many of the city's most iconic monuments.

Via Toledo is one of the most important streets in Naples, alongside Spaccanapoli and Via Tribunali. It stretches around three quarters of a mile (1.2 km) from Piazza Dante in the north of the city to Piazza Trieste e Trento in the south, near to Piazza del Plebiscito.

Walking down Via Toledo

Connecting two of the city's main squares and home to any number of important religious and civil monuments as well as a vibrant shopping scene, Via Toledo is still one of Naples' main thoroughfares despite having been built in 1536.

Whether you're looking to shop in Naples, to visit museums or to admire historic churches, Via Toledo has something for you. You'll find everything from old shops that have stood the test of time to big chain stores and an entrance to the elegant Galleria Umberto I shopping arcade towards the southern end of the street. 

One of the highlights of the thoroughfare is the Toledo metro station, which is spectacularly decorated in a sea of blue mosaics worthy of any art museum.


It's highly likely that your trip to Naples will take you along the Via Toledo at some point or other, as it is one of the most used streets in the city. If you don't cross by it accidentally, we recommend strolling down the centuries-old road to soak up the lively atmosphere of daily life in Napoli and to pay a visit to monuments along the route like the Real Teatro di San Carlo, the Royal Palace of Naples and the Piazza del Plebiscito and the Piazza Dante, amongst others.