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Piazza Dante in Naples

Avvocata (Italian: feminine form of "avvocato", "advocate" in reference to the Madonna as the advocate of humanity) is a quarter of Naples, southern Italy. It is just outside, to the west, of the original historic centre of the Greco-Roman city of Naples. It is the first area beyond the original city developed under the Spanish viceroyship when the Spanish moved into the Kingdom of Naples in the mid-16th century. The most prominent landmark in the area is the large square, Piazza Dante.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Dines, N. (2012). Tuff City: Urban Change and Contested Space in Central Naples. Remapping Cultural History. Berghahn Books. p. 324. ISBN 978-0-85745-280-1. Retrieved 9 July 2018. 
  2. ^ De Vito, B. (2018). Napoli luoghi di ieri e di oggi (in Italian). p. 111. ISBN 978-88-6950-265-1. Retrieved 9 July 2018. 
  3. ^ Dalbono, C.T. (1876). Nuova guida di Napoli e dintorni: (sistema misto) (in Italian). Ant. Morano. p. 339. Retrieved 9 July 2018. 

Coordinates: 40°51′13″N 14°14′31″E / 40.85361°N 14.24194°E / 40.85361; 14.24194