10 Jun 2016
Naples, Italy (UNESCO)
This postcard I sent home from our Mediterranean cruise.
It shows a typical street in the Quartieri Spagnoli (Spanish Quarters). It is one of the poorer parts of this city. In the 16th century the "Quartieri" were created to house the Spanish garrisons who were to quench the revolts of the loacal population. The buildings are usually 6 storeyed houses with a roof terrace and inner courtyard.
The Quartieri Spagnoli are part of the old town of Naples and thus belong to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.