As if Naples couldn’t be any more enchanting, every year during the Perseids meteor shower, it offers fantastic viewing points to observe the falling stars of San Lorenzo. It is said that the stars are the sparks from the fire that burned the martyr, and to this day they can still be seen on this magical night. You may enjoy the view from Lido Gallo di Varcaturo near the coast and have the added assistance from the studious eye of the Neopolitan Amateur Astronomers Union. Or you can visit the Ex Convitto Monachelle just to the south to watch from there. You can also head into the city to watch from the Parco Virgiliano, the Lungomare or the Belvedere in San Martino.
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