Sansevero Chapel Museum - Naples
Founded at the end of the 16th century by Prince Giovanni Francesco de Sangro in the garden of his hestate, in the Ancient City centre of Naples, for veneration of the Madonna della Pietà.
The Sansevero Chapel was enlarged two centuries later by the Prince Raimondo de Sangro, a complex figure, an inventor, who studied in magic, alchemy, and was a strong supporter of the arts.
The rectangular nave is decorated with frescoes by Francesco Maria Russo and has sculptures of considerable values of 17th and 18th century, including the "Deposition" by Francesco Celebrano, the "Pudicizia" by Antonio Corradini and the "Disinganno" by Francesco Queirolo.
The chapel is most famous, however, for its "'Veiled Christ", one of the most famous sculptures in the world (now placed at the centre of the chapel), and the mysterious "Anatomic Machines", two corpses in which their circulatory system are perfectly visible, experiments by the Prince.
Naples, Via F. De Santis 19
All days from 10.00 to 18.00; on Sunday and Bank Holidays from 10.00 to 13.30
EUR 5,00 Adults
EUR 2,50 for European Union members between 18 and 25 years old
Free Entrance for European Union members under 9 years old
EUR 2,00 discount off the ticket with Campania Artecard
Ticket office close half an hour before closing time
The Sansevero Chapel is a sites of CAMPANIA ARTECARD circuit
How you can get there from the Hotel
From the Piazza Amedeo Station take line 2 on the subway, in the direction of Gianturco, and get off in Piazza Cavour (second stop). From Piazza Cavour enter in Via Santa Maria di Costantinopoli arriving to the crossroad with Via Benedetto Croce; proceed, turning on the left, for about 200 metres until Piazza San Domenico Maggiore: the Museum of Sansevero Chapel is Via F. De Santis 19, behind this square.