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Poggioreale

Piazza Elimo

The new Poggioreale is displaced on overlapping bastions, each one in a ring around a circular square; the scenographic piazza Elimo was designed by the famous architect Paolo Portoghesi. However, the identity of Poggioreale is not to be found in its new inhabited centre, but in the striking ruins of the old “ghost town” which was abandoned following the earthquake of 1968. In the later archaeological site of “Castellazzo” one can discover the most ancient history of the territory and enjoy one of the most suggestive views over the province that anyone could imagine. If the agricultural vocation of the territory is seen in the small ethno-anthropological Museum, the town regularly becomes animated with festivals and events which offer the visitor the flavours and colours of ancient traditions, including the Sagra della ricotta e dei Formaggi – Ricotta and Cheese Festival, the Sagra della Muffuletta – Muffuletta Festival and the Calici di stelle – Chalices of the stars.

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The beauties di (en)Poggioreale

Saint Joseph votive altars Poggioreale
ALTARI DI SAN GIUSEPPI
On the 18th and 19th of March, for the celebration of San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph), votive altars...
Chapel of Sant’Antonio da Padova Poggioreale
CAPPELLA SANTO PATRONO ANTONIO DA PADOVA
Dedicated to the Patron Saint, Antonio of Padua, the chapel has a centric layout and a courtyard...
Piazza Elimo Poggioreale
PIAZZA ELIMO
This is the heart of the modern town, a sort of Greek agorà, designed by the famous...
muffuletta Poggioreale
MUFFULETTA
Typically local is the muffuletta, a soft roll with a strong aroma of wild fennel, to be eaten...
Bus Stop Poggioreale
FERMATA DELL'AUTOBUS
A small post-modern building, designed by the architects Franco Purini and Laura Termes, as a...
Nativity scene in Murano glass Poggioreale
PRESEPE IN VETRO MURANO
A particular nativity scene in Murano glass is permanently exhibited in a small, post-modern...
Ruins of Poggioreale Poggioreale
RUDERI DI POGGIOREALE
There is a suggestive atmosphere in the old centre which was abandoned after the earthquake of...
Municipal theatre Poggioreale
TEATRO COMUNALE
the municipal theatre, an uncompleted work designed by Luigi Giocondo presents itself with...

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