THE STATUE Giuseppe Sanmartino, 1753. Located in the center of the nave of the Sansevero Chapel, the veiled Christ is one of the most famous and evocative works in the world. In the intention of the client, the statue had to be executed by Antonio Corradini, who had already carved modesty for the prince. However, Corradini died in 1752 and had time to finish only a terracotta sketch of the Christ, now preserved in the Museum of San Martino. So it was that Raimondo di Sangro commissioned a young Neapolitan artist, Giuseppe Sanmartino, to create "a life-size carved marble statue, representing Our Lord Jesus Christ dead, covered by a transparent shroud made from the same block as the statue".

The church of Gesù Nuovo, or of the Trinità Maggiore, is a basilica church of Naples, located in Piazza del Gesù Nuovo facing the Obelisk of the Immaculate and the Basilica of Santa Chiara. It is one of the most important and vast churches in the city, among the highest concentrations of Baroque painting and sculpture, to which some of the most influential artists of the Neapolitan school have worked. Inside is the body of Saint Giuseppe Moscati, canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1987. the facade of the church. It is characterized by particular ashlars, a sort of small pyramids jutting outwards, normally used by the Venetian Renaissance. These present strange signs engraved by the Neapolitan "stonemasons" who had shaped the very hard piperno stone, signs that are traditionally interpreted as characterizing the different work teams in which they were divided.

"In the middle of the city, via Spaccanapoli opens up, a straight stretch of more than a kilometer, narrow and loud, which divides the enormous agglomerate in two. It is the heart of this babel of history. Benedetto Croce lived and died here »The lower decuman, which takes the official names of via Benedetto Croce and via Forcella in the central area, but is commonly called Spaccanapoli, is a road artery of the ancient center of Naples and is one of the most important in the city. It is together with the decumanus major and the upper decumanus (decumani of Naples), one of the three main roads of the urban plan designed in the Greek era and which crossed the entire Neapolis in their entire length. Given the origin, it would therefore be more appropriate to speak of plateia and not of "decumanus", a Roman denomination which by convention has replaced the original. The lower decuman became important between the Middle Ages and the nineteenth century both for the convents of religious orders and for the homes of powerful men who lived there.

Via San Gregorio Armeno is a street in the historic center of Naples, famous for tourism in the artisan workshops of nativity scenes. The crib tradition of San Gregorio Armeno has a remote origin: in the street in classical times there was a temple dedicated to Ceres, to which the citizens offered as a votive offering of small terracotta figurines, made in nearby shops. [1] The birth of the Neapolitan crib is naturally much later and dates back to the late eighteenth century. Today via San Gregorio Armeno is known throughout the world as the exhibition center of the craft shops located here that nowadays throughout the year they make figurines for nativity scenes, both canonical and original (usually every year the most eccentric craftsmen make figurines with characters features of topical relevance that may have distinguished themselves positively or negatively during the year)

The subsoil of Naples is crossed by a large network of tunnels, tunnels, aqueducts and spaces excavated and used by man during the history of the city since several centuries before Christ until a few years after the end of the Second World War. An entrance staircase to the Neapolitan underground The sites of the subsoil are distinguished from the underground archaeological finds for their underground origin since their realization. The first artifacts of underground excavations date back to about 5,000 years ago, almost to the end of the prehistoric era. Later, in the 3rd century BC, in the Greek period, the first underground quarries were opened to obtain the blocks of tuff necessary for the walls and temples of their Neapolis. The imposing development of the underground network began in Roman times: in fact, in the Augustan period the Romans endowed the city with road tunnels and above all with a network of complex aqueducts, fed by underground ducts from the Serino springs.Other branches of the aqueduct of age Augustus arrived as far as Miseno, to feed the Piscina mirabilis, which was the water reserve of the Roman fleet.

The National Archaeological Museum of Naples (MANN) is a historic museum, one of the most important in the Neapolitan city. Taking the richest and most valuable heritage of works of art and artifacts of archaeological interest in Italy, it is considered one of the most important museums archaeological sites in the world if not the most important in terms of Roman history. It has a total exhibition area of ​​12,650 m². The museum is made up of three main sections: the Farnese collection (consisting of artefacts from Rome and its surroundings), the Pompeian collections (with finds from the Vesuvian area, belonging above all to the Bourbon collections) and the Egyptian collection which, in importance , ranks third in the world after those of the Egyptian museum in Cairo and the Egyptian museum in Turin. Both these three sectors and others in the museum consist of private collections acquired or donated to the city throughout history, such as, for example, the Borgia collection, the Santangelo, the Stevens, the Spinelli and others. Since 2005 in the "Museo" station below of the metropolitan line the Neapolis Station was opened, in which small environments that succeed one another expose the archaeological finds recovered during the excavations of the subway and entered to become part of the museum patrimony.

Pio Monte della Misericordia is a monumental building in Naples located in Piazza Riario Sforza, along the main decumanus. Born as a secular charitable institution, among the oldest and most active in the city, [1] it houses a seventeenth-century church where the canvas of the Seven Works of Mercy by Caravaggio is preserved, among the most important paintings of the seventeenth century, and other prestigious paintings of the same century belonging to the Neapolitan school. The whole building was exhibited in 2005; some institutional rooms of the institution on the first floor display historical archive documents fundamental in the life of the institute and also host the Quadreria del Pio Monte della Misericordia, one of the most important private collections in Italy.


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