The city of Naples in Italy is an ideal place for anyone that enjoys seeing ancient architecture or buildings. There is a perfect spot in the city called Porta Capuana, which is officially known as an ancient city gate of Naples. The strange fact about this “ancient city gate” is that it is really more of a freestanding archway beneath which people are allowed to pass than an actual city gate.
The Capuana is not connected to the original city walls because they were moved in the 15th Century leaving this huge gate to be freestanding, and the new walls closer to the castle. The decorations on the gate consist of spectacular carvings of classically themed images and it makes a perfect site to visit. The beauty of the spot is one reason for choosing one of the discount hotels near the Porta Capuana in Naples, but the history of the ancient city is another great reason in itself, equally compelling.