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Stop and admire the stations!

The Naples Metro

The Naples metro is an essential public transport system for the city, allowing people to move easily and quickly from one part to another of the city. But the Naples metro is not just a simple means of transport: it also represents an open-air work of art, thanks to the many stations that have been designed and built by some of the greatest architects and artists in the world.

Subway of Naples: The Stations of Art

The Stations of Art represent an innovative project conceived by the municipality of Naples to make metro stations more welcoming and pleasant, offering passengers the opportunity to admire contemporary art and the work of great architects. The project involved lines 1 and 6 of the metro, which were designed by internationally renowned architects, turning these stations into real museum
The stops on the Naples metro are not just functional, but also represent an important artistic and cultural value. The works of local and international authors housed in the stations create a tourist attraction that draws visitors from all over the world.

Piazza Dante station, designed by Italian architect Gae Aulenti, hosts works by some protagonists of contemporary art, such as Joseph Kosuth and Nicola De Maria. The Museo station, also designed by Gae Aulenti, features white glass cladding and steel finishes, and houses a fiberglass cast of the Farnese Hercules and a bronze reproduction of Laocoon.

Fermata Dante

Materdei station, designed by Atelier Mendini, is characterized by a scenographic entrance with mosaic tiles and stairs leading to lower levels, decorated with a mosaic of fantastic creatures and colorful Wall Drawings by Sol LeWitt. The platforms of the station are decorated with colorful screen prints.
Quattro Giornate station, dedicated to the days that saw Neapolitans rise up to free the city from Nazi occupation, houses bronzes in relief and paintings by Nino Longobardi, the crumpled aluminum sheet sculpture by Baldo Diodato and the work "Sabe que la lucha es cruel" by Anna Sargenti.

In summary, the Stations of Art on line 1 represent a real tourist attraction, able to offer metro passengers in Naples a unique experience of contemporary art and architecture.

The Station of Pride for Naples

Among the most famous and suggestive stations, the Toledo station designed by Catalan architect Oscar Tusquets Blanca, has been defined as the most beautiful station in Europe and came second in the ranking of the most beautiful metro stations in the world. The excavations for the construction of the station brought to light remains of the Aragonese-era city walls, harmoniously integrated into the architectural design. The various levels of the station are characterized by cladding of different colors recalling the colors of Naples, while the Crater de luz, a large cone surrounded by Robert Wilson's work "Relative light", creates fascinating light plays that make the station environment magical.

Leaving the Toledo station also means going to one of the most famous and charming streets in the Neapolitan city. This long commercial artery, extending from Piazza Trieste e Trento to Piazza Dante, is a place rich in history, culture and tradition.
The beauty of Via Toledo lies in its Baroque architecture, its historic palaces and ancient churches. Along the road, it is possible to admire the famous Galleria Umberto I, one of the symbols of the city, with its iron and glass structure recalling the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. But Via Toledo is not just a place of cultural interest, it is also a very vibrant commercial street, with shops of all kinds, trendy restaurants and bars. Here you can go shopping, taste the delicacies of Neapolitan cuisine and sip a coffee in one of the many historic venues that characterize the street.

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Metro Toledo


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Station Toledo - Via Toledo, Napoli