centuries of history
Porta Capuana is an ancient gate of the city of Naples, located near Castel Capuano, built by King Ferrante of Aragon in the fifteenth century. It was part of the old walls that surrounded the city in order to protect it from foreign invasions. The imposing structure stands out from its surroundings with its two tall towers and a wide archway made of soft volcanic stone. The restoration work done on this relic brought back some of its original grandeur, making it into a majestic symbol for Neapolitan citizens.
Porta Capuana is one of the most appreciated historical monuments in Naples, as it marks a very important period during which the city flourished and became renowned all over Europe.