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Una curiosa scenetta all'interno della Galleria Umberto I: chissΰ cosa ha attirato l'attenzione della vigilessa.
La Galleria Umberto I θ una galleria commerciale costruita a Napoli tra il 1887 e il 1890.
E' una galleria a quattro braccia che si intersecano in una crociera ottagonale coperta da una cupola.
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Nel pavimento sotto la cupola si trovano mosaici con venti e segni dello zodiaco firmati dalla ditta Padoan di Venezia, che li realizzς nel 1952 a sostituzione degli originali danneggiati dal calpestio e dalla guerra. I bombardamenti provocarono la distruzione di tutte le coperture in vetro.

A funny skit inside Galleria Umberto I.
Galleria Umberto I is a public shopping gallery in Naples, southern Italy.
It is located directly across from the San Carlo opera house.
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It was built between 1887–1891, and was the cornerstone in the decades-long rebuilding of Naples — called the risanamento (lit. "making healthy again") — that lasted until World War I. It was designed by Emanuele Rocco, who employed modern architectural elements reminiscent of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. The Galleria was named for Umberto I, King of Italy at the time of construction. It was meant to combine businesses, shops, cafes and social life — public space — with private space in the apartments on the third floor.

The Galleria is a high and spacious cross-shaped affair surmounted by a glass dome braced by 16 metal ribs. Of the four glass-vaulted wings, one fronts on via Toledo (via Roma), still the main downtown thoroughfare, and another opens onto the San Carlo Theater. It has returned to being an active center of Neapolitan civic life after years of decay.

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