Via dei Tribunali

Via dei Tribunali was the main decumanus, or east-west street, of ancient Greek and Roman Naples, and it remains one of the city's most important avenues.

Running parallel to the equally famous Spaccanapoli, the Via dei Tribunali dates back to the Ancient Greek and Roman city of Neapolis.

Strolling down Via dei Tribunali

Along the little more than half a mile (850 metres) of this important Neapolitan thoroughfare, you'll find a huge number of the city's important monuments. More than twenty different churches are located along the historic  street, including Naples Cathedral and the San Lorenzo Maggiore Basilica and Monumental Complex, under which the ruins of the city's ancient market can be visited.

Lining the narrow cobblestoned street - which seems like it should probably be pedestrianised but isn't, so watch out for cars! - are the crumbling buildings once housing the elegant palaces of Naples' nobility. Despite their somewhat dilapidated state, you'll still be able to appreciate their ageing beauty. 

Via dei Tribunali also provides access to Napoli Sotterranea, the enormous network of underground tunnels under Naples that is one of the city's most popular and interesting tourist attractions.