Piedigrotta is a quaint little area of the Mergellina district of Naples. One of Naples' most cherished religious figures is the elusive Madonna of Piedigrotta. This festival was instituted by Charles III in the 19th century and its main attraction was a grand procession along the Riviera di Chiaia to the Piedigrotta Church. Before long it became the carnival of Naples and then fell into obscurity. In recent times, it has been resurrected and has become famous for its Neapolitan song contest, parades, and fireworks. Contact tourist office for more details.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Mergellina