“Moving stairs under the moon, diagonals and secret passageways, a road that has existed for forever, the treasure of the old city”
Edoardo Bennato, “La città obliqua” (The Oblique City)
In the oldest part of the city, hidden amongst the buildings and far from frenetic city life marked by the rhythms of modern transportation, the Stairs of Naples keep calm. These old pathways link the distinctive places in the city: the Port, with its splendid view of the islands and Vesuvius, San Gregorio Armeno, the celebrated road of the nativity scene craftsmen, where every year families from Naples and beyond come to purchase their figurines, and the Piazza del Plebiscito, the stage for the most important events in the city, electoral meetings and live coverage of national celebrations like New Year’s Eve.