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[update: Dec. 2010: The square and lions are the subject of the 2010/2011 exhibition of installation art.]
Palazzo Partanna on the west (on the right in photo, above), Palazzo Calabritto on the south (on the left in photo, above), and Palazzo Sessa on the east (photo, right). The last was originally part of the large church/monastic complex of Santa Maria a Cappella (link above) but after 1788 became the residence of British ambassador, William Hamilton. The street running to the left of Palazzo Sessa provides access to the Jewish synagogue in Naples. Much more recently, the square now hosts the large Feltrinelli book and music shop. Also, in a short while, it will be an unbelievable flurry of street tearings up and down as the new Line 6 of the Naples underground train line snakes its way beneath (!) the square. And I can't believe they are really going to do that.
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