life around - duomo

centro storico

The beating heart of the city, the historic center is rich in Neapolitan culture and traditions.

The famous Via San Gregorio Armeno, also known as the “Street of Nativity Scenes”, is famous for its artisans specialized in creating handcrafted nativity scenes, an art that has centuries-old roots. Here you can immerse yourself in an enchanted world made up of minutely detailed figurines depicting daily life, the holy family and even current affairs figures.

A walk along Spaccanapoli is a journey into the past, among the narrow streets and ancient facades. This long, straight street runs through the heart of the historic center, dividing the neighborhood in two. Along the way, you’ll find authentic markets, traditional shops, quaint cafes and historic churches.

One of the most extraordinary treasures of the historic center is the Church of San Severo, famous for hosting one of the most surprising sculptures in the world: the “Veiled Christ”. This work of art, created by Giuseppe Sanmartino, is a masterpiece of baroque sculpture, where the sculpted veil seems to magically float over the figure of Christ.

duomo

The Cathedral of Naples, dedicated to San Gennaro, patron saint of the city, is a magnificent cathedral located in the heart of the historic center. Built in the thirteenth century, the Duomo presents a mixture of architectural styles, including Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque, which give it a unique and fascinating aura.

The façade of the Duomo is decorated with statues of the saints and elaborate decorative elements, while the interior is rich in works of art of great historical and artistic value. Among the main attractions, stands out the Treasure of San Gennaro, which houses relics, vestments and works of art related to the patron saint of the city.

cappella san severo

The Sansevero Chapel, located in the heart of the historic center of Naples, is one of the most extraordinary and fascinating places in the city. Built in the 18th century as a private chapel of the Sansevero family. The highlight of the Sansevero Chapel is undoubtedly the Veiled Christ, a marble sculpture depicting the body of Christ wrapped in a transparent shroud. Made with extraordinary craftsmanship, the Veiled Christ almost seems to convey a sense of life and realism, with the folds of the shroud that seem to move in the breath of an imaginary breeze.

In addition to the Veiled Christ, the chapel houses other works of art of great value, including Disillusionment, a sculpture that represents a female figure freeing herself from the bandages of ignorance, and Modesty, which depicts a female figure covering her own body with your hands.

Spaccanapoli

Spaccanapoli is one of the most emblematic and fascinating streets of Naples, a narrow and winding road that winds for about two kilometers, dividing the historic district into two parts. This ancient route follows the course of the ancient Greek road that crossed the city, offering an authentic overview of Neapolitan life.

Along Spaccanapoli, you can admire many historical monuments, ancient churches and noble palaces that testify to the rich history of the city. Among the main points of interest are the Church of San Gregorio Armeno, the Monumental Complex of Santa Chiara and the Museo Cappella Sansevero with the famous Veiled Christ.

museo archeologico di Napoli

The National Archaeological Museum of Naples is located in the heart of the city and houses one of the richest collections of art and archaeological finds in the world. Founded in 1777, the museum was conceived to preserve and show to the public the extraordinary discoveries coming from the ancient cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and from the Farnese collections.

The Archaeological Museum has a long and illustrious history, having been one of the first archaeological museums in the world to open to the public. Over the centuries, it has continued to play a crucial role in the preservation and dissemination of knowledge about antiquity, becoming a must for scholars, researchers and history enthusiasts.

chiesa donna regina

The Donna Regina Church, located in the heart of the historic center of Naples, is a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture that represents one of the artistic jewels of the city. Built in the 15th century as a private chapel of the monastery of the Benedictine nuns of Santa Maria Donnaregina.

One of the most precious treasures of the Donna Regina Church is the Rosary Chapel, a true masterpiece of sacred art decorated with paintings and baroque stuccoes of extraordinary beauty. Here it is possible to admire the painting of the Rosary, the work of Mattia Preti, which represents one of the most significant moments in the history of the church.

chiesa gesu nuovo

The Church of Gesù Nuovo is one of the most fascinating and significant churches in Naples, located in the heart of the historic center of the city. Built in the late 16th century, this Baroque church is known for its intricate and ornate façade, featuring a series of columns and statues representing biblical scenes and religious symbols.

The interior of the church is equally impressive, with richly decorated frescoes, Baroque altars and artwork by famous artists of the time. One of the most precious treasures of the Church of Gesù Nuovo is the Cappella del Tesoro, which houses a collection of sacred relics and liturgical objects of great historical and artistic value.

museo madre

The Madre Museum, acronym for Donnaregina Contemporary Art Museum, is one of the main contemporary art museums in Naples, located in the heart of the historic center of the city, in the San Lorenzo district. The Madre Museum is dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of contemporary art, with a permanent collection that includes works by Italian and international artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

In addition to its mission to promote contemporary art, the Madre Museum plays an important role in the cultural life of the city, serving as a meeting point for artists, critics, curators and art enthusiasts. Its central location makes it easily accessible to residents and tourists, who can enjoy a varied cultural offer in the heart of Naples.

Biblioteca dei Girolamini

The Girolamini Library is one of the oldest and most prestigious libraries in Naples, located within the complex of the Girolamini monastery, in the heart of the historic center of the city. Founded in the 16th century, the library boasts a rich collection of manuscripts, incunabula, ancient books and rare works, making it an important center of research and culture.

Among the treasures of the Girolamini Library are ancient medieval manuscripts, rare editions of Greek and Latin classics, as well as important scientific and literary texts. The library has played a fundamental role in the preservation and dissemination of culture and knowledge over the centuries, contributing to the formation of generations of scholars and intellectuals.