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Piedigrotta (Italian: [ˌpjɛdiˈɡrɔtta]; Neapolitan: Piererotta [ˌpjereˈrottə]; lit. "at the foot of the grotto") is a section of the Chiaia quarter of Naples, Italy, so-called for the presence of the Church of the Madonna of Piedigrotta[1] near the entrance to the Crypta Neapolitana.[2] The area was also well known for an annual festival, which gave rise to a song writing competition leading to the commercial birth of the popular Neapolitan song.


  1. ^ "La Madonna di Piedigrotta torna nell'edicola votiva in via Santa Caterina". Roma. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
  2. ^ "Napoli, rubata tela dell'800 con la Madonna di Piedigrotta: al suo posto una stampa". Vesuvio Live (in Italian). 2021-03-25. Retrieved 2021-12-09.

Coordinates: 40°49′50″N 14°13′11″E / 40.83056°N 14.21972°E / 40.83056; 14.21972