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The Sea Front
section of the sea front is relatively recent.
The road running along under the trees is named Via
Caracciolo, after the Neapolitan
admiral of the late 18th century. It runs from Mergellina (where this
photo was taken from) along the Villa Comunale (the public
park and once Royal Gardens of the Bourbons).
red building directly above the trees is the Nunziatella military academy.
The road, the breakwater, this entire section of the
sea front is the result of the massive building
campaign undertaken as part of the urban renewal of Naples in the
late 19th and early 20th century. Before that, the sea
washed up to about where the tree-line in the photo
update on via Caracciolo here.]