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Cappella Sansevero

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Here,baroque creativity,dynastic pride,beauty and mystery blend to create a unique and timeless atmosphere.

Via Francesco De Sanctis, 19/21, 80134 Napoli
The Sansevero Chapel is near the square of San Domenico Maggiore and Spaccanapoli street. This street is full of traditional pizzerias where you can get the streetfood version of neapolitan pizza or Naples-style frying products.
Ordinary ticket: € 7.00 Artecard: € 5.00 From 10 to 25 years old with passport or ID card: € 5.00 Children less than 10 years old: free Audioguide: € 3.00

In the historic heart of Naples, there is a Chapel dedicated to the Pity of the Virgin (La Pietatella), today well known as the Sansevero Chapel. In the middle of the scene there is a statue of the Veiled Christ, carved from a single block of marble. The thin veil covers the body of a Christ who is changing expression on his face depending on the perspective you take to look at him. All around the veiled Christ on the graves of the Di Sangro Family there are statues representing the Virtues. The most famous one is the Modesty, representing a veiled young woman with roses on her belt and a broken gravestone to symbolize her premature death. On the ceiling there’s a wonderful baroque painting representing the Di Sangro Family in Heaven; the painting never needed renovations because of a secret technique of the painter (that was prince Raimondo Di Sangro himself).

In this place you will discover the charming figure of Prince Raimondo di Sangro, alchemist and masonic member of Naples in 17th century and see the beauty of the symbols decorating the chapel with two different meanings: the religious ones and the masonic ones.

And last but not least before the exit, another work of prince Raimondo: the anatomic models, two human figures made with real bones and a very precise reproduction of vein and arterial system made with wax and wire.

Opening hours

every day 8.30-18.20 CLOSED: on tuesday

How to get there

From the train station Piazza Garibaldi: subway line 1 - Dante station From Capodichino Airport: Alibus line to Garibaldi railway station - subway line 1 - Dante station

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