The sea, the Vesuvius and pizza. Naples basically is represented in the world by these three symbols but actually this city located in southern Italy has incredible artistic treasures to offer and we thought to suggest some destinations not to be missed. These places are really beautiful but we are ready to bet, maybe on nj online casinos, that not everyone knows them, so here is the time to make you discover them.
The Veiled Christ – Chapel of San Severo
The Veiled Christ in the San Severo Chapel is one of the most fascinating and mysterious works that can be seen in Naples and Italy. Even if you are in Naples for a few hours, you can’t miss it. It is said that the marble veil on the body of Christ, is actually a fabric veil, transformed into rock thanks to a special liquid invented by the sinister Prince of Sansevero, an illustrious alchemist. Many, however, claim that the surprising effect is all the result of the talent of Giuseppe Sanmartino, the sculptor who created the Veiled Christ. The discovery of a secret room and some macabre works, visible in the Sansevero Chapel, have contributed to giving the Prince and the Veiled Christ an aura of mystery.
Archaeological Museum of Naples
The Archaeological Museum of Naples (aka as MANN) was inaugurated in 1816 and today is one of the most important in the world for the quality and quantity of the works it houses. The Archaeological Museum, in addition to containing the findings from the excavations of Pompeii, houses among others, findings from the Greco-Roman age and Egyptian antiquities. In 2005, within the “Museo” station of the subway line below they opened the Neapolis Station, where the archaeological artifacts found during the excavations of the underground are exhibited.
Underneath the city of Naples there is an intricate network of caves, tunnels, aqueducts and tunnels, an underground world located forty meters deep, away from the buzz of the city. Underground Naples is an immense work of engineering that you must absolutely see in your journey. Visiting Naples Underground means discovering the history of the city that goes back to over 2000 years ago, along a path full of mystery and charm.
The Capodimonte Museum is located in the palace of the same name and inside the Royal Wood of Capodimonte, a majestic park that dominates Naples from above and is included in the Unesco heritage list. The museum, which now houses galleries of ancient and contemporary art, was officially opened in 1957, although the rooms of the palace have housed works of art since the eighteenth century. Today it is one of the most important galleries in the world for the quantity and quality of its collections.
This imposing and majestic palace that still dominates the famous Plebiscito Square was built in 1600 by Domenico Fontana. Inside, you can visit the Historical Apartment, used as a museum, which contains, among many rooms, the Court Theatre, the Throne Room, the Hall of Mariacristina of Savoy and the Royal Chapel, with masterpieces of prestigious art made by the most famous painters of the Bourbon period such as Guercino, Andrea Vaccaro, Mattia Preti, Massimo Stanzione, Francesco De Mura, Battistello Caracciolo, Luca Giordano, Filippo and Nicola Palizzi and Consalvo Carelli.