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Statue of the Nile, Naples

Statue of the Nile - Naples, Italy
Statue of the Nile
Piazzetta Nilo, Naples , Italy 80134Map
Neighborhood: San Giuseppe
Overview

The corner of Piazzetta Nilo, part of the Largo Corpo di Napoli, was created in the mid 15th century after the demolition of the building known as the seat of the Nile. The name of the street is inspired by the statue (probably dating from Roman times), which represents the reclining figure of the river god Nile. Once the merchants had left, their deity was buried and forgotten about. It re-emerged towards the mid-twelfth century, missing its head, and was used to decorate first the seat and then the road to which it gave its name.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Dante
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