The Decumano or Decumanus Superiore was one of the three main North-South roads (Decumani) in the Ancient Roman city of Naples.
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This street is the upper (superiore) and most Northern of the three decumani, or east-west streets, of the grid of the original Greco-Roman city of Neapolis. The central main Decumanus Maggiore is now Via dei Tribunali; while the southernmost or lower Decumanus Inferiore is now Spaccanapoli. The three decumani were (and still are) intersected by numerous north-south cross-streets called cardini, together forming the grid of the ancient city.
The Decumanus Superiore is now comprised by via della Sapienza and via dell'Anticaglia, and via Santi Apostoli. Among the buildings and palaces on the road are:Church of Santa Maria della Sapienza,Palazzo Bonifacio a Regina Coeli,Church of Santa Maria Regina Coeli,Palazzo Pisanelli,Church of Santa Maria di Gerusalemme,Ospedale degli Incurabili,Roman Theater di Neapolis,Palazzo Caracciolo di Avellino,Church of San Giuseppe dei Ruffi,Palazzo arcivescovile,Church of Santa Maria Donnaregina Nuova,Church of Santa Maria Ancillarum,Church of Santi Apostoli,Church of Santa SofiaThe other two decumani are closer to the coast: Decumano Maggiore (Via dei Tribunali) and Decumano Inferiore (Spaccanapoli), also exist in some form or other, mostly as narrow lanes.