This is my street name in Napoli. I wonder what does it mean. Mezzo means half I guess. Cannone, I do not remember.

Via mezzocannone

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    "Cannone" (surprise, surprise) means "cannon", so a literal translation would be something like "half-cannon".
    – persson
    Feb 19 '15 at 14:45

Yes, the name means half cannon. The story of this name is interesting and dates back to the XV century. It is a derogatory reference to the upper part of a fountain that the King of Naples wanted in that place.


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