Chiaia (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkjaja]) is a neighbourhood on the seafront in Naples, bounded by Piazza Vittoria on the east and Mergellina on the west. The most prominent landmark in the area is the large public park known as the Villa Comunale. Historically, it underwent initial development in the late 16th and early 17th centuries as the Spanish rulers of Naples opened the city to the west of its historic boundaries.
Now Chiaia is a wealthy and exclusive neighbourhood with large panoramic apartments. On the main Chiaia's streets, as Via Filangieri, there are many expensive clothing shops from Prada to Gucci.
In the central area there are also important schools and high schools.
Buildings and Structures in the zone
- Castel dell'Ovo
- Fontana del Sebeto
- Palazzo Ravaschieri di Satriano
- Santi Giovanni e Teresa
- Pasquale a Chiaia
- Sant'Orsola a Chiaia
- Santa Caterina a Chiaia
- Santa Maria Apparente
- Santa Maria del Parto a Mergellina
- Santa Maria della Neve in San Giuseppe
- Santa Maria della Vittoria
- Santa Maria di Piedigrotta
- Santa Maria in Portico
- Santa Teresa a Chiaia
- Villa Pignatelli
- Robin; Larsen & Levin. p. 357. Missing or empty
- Robin, Diana Maury; Larsen, Anne R. & Levin, Carole (2007). Encyclopedia of women in the Renaissance: Italy, France, and England. ABC-CLIO, Inc.
Ralph-Michael Chiaia (Poet & Novelist)
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