As mentioned in a previous post, the other week I went down to Naples for a friend's wedding. On Friday morning I had a couple of hours on my own before my appointed meeting time with my friend. It was a beautiful day in March – sunny and not a cloud in the sky. I decided to go to Piazza del Plebiscito which was located near my hotel.
Piazza del Plebiscito reminds you a bit of the square in front of the Vatican in Rome. There is a church in the middle with a white marble and lava stone Doric colonnade on either side of the building, reaching out like two forearms to give you a hug.
Just imagine... the square was used as a big public parking lot until 1994! Now it has returned to its former glory and is often used for outdoor concerts and modern art installations.
Oculus inside the church of San Francesco di Paola, seems like the inside of the Pantheon, doesn't it?