Bellini Square (Piazza Vincenzo Bellin) is one of the best places in Italy to sit and relax with a colorful cocktail in hand. It is located in the heart of the city of Naples and has existed there for more than 300 years. Local bohemians and students frequent the bars on the area’s west end, while the east end usually attracts tourists.
Bellini Square has been known as a meeting place for creators and academics. This is because some of the best institutions for studying music, humanities, and art that exist in the region are located nearby. Accordingly, a statue of Vincenzo Bellini stands in the center of the square, after whom the court in question is named. Bellini was an esteemed Italian composer who is a famous conservatory in the region and one of the founders of Italian lyric opera.
Bellini Square is one of the busiest places in the city. The entertainment venues are open until late at night, and the Neapolitans love to party. You can socialize with the happy locals, and watch a football game with family and friends. If you came as a couple, you would be happy to discover a romantic experience that looks like a movie scene.
If you want to come during the day, don’t worry, we promise you won’t be disappointed. The area can also offer you a wide variety of boutique cafes with fine Italian espresso and indulgent desserts. Also, there are quite a few traditional restaurants that will tickle your palate. In additioN, you can enjoy watching the lively street shows, including magicians, jugglers, musicians, singers, and talented street artists who will make your day.
Besides being the city’s nightlife center, Bellini Square is considered a beautiful archaeological site. The entire area abounds in stunning buildings from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. However, the highlight of the place is the thick and large brick walls standing in the heart of a blooming green garden. Its origin dates back to the period before the beginning of the era (around 400 BC), but it was discovered in excavations conducted relatively recently by chance.
How to get there – you can get to the square by bus, lines 2R, 202, 1E, and 2E arriving at the Corso Umberto I station or by subway, line 2 to the Cavour station and from there it’s another 10 minutes of walking.