Guided tours to Sansevero Chapel
The “Scrigno d’arte” (Arts chest) sought and designed by Raimondo di Sangro, “o’ Principe riavulo” (the devil Prince). The famous Veiled Christ of G. Sammartino, the labyrinthine floor, the anatomic machines, the mysteries of esoterism and alchemy.
Guided tours to San Lorenzo Maggiore Complex
The Church of the splendid gothic shapes and its artistic masterpieces, the early Christian mosaics, the great roman market, the roads of Neapolis and the ancient shops turn the complex into an unforgettable journey through the history of Naples.
The Baroque in Naples: Saints, prodigies, “poor” souls in Purgatory, Baroque festivals
S. Gennaro’s treasure, the miraculous liquefaction of the Saint’s blood and the spire dedicated to the Patron of Naples, the church of the Gerolamini, piazza San Gaetano, The S. Gregorio Armeno church and cloister, via Tribunali, the church of S. Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco.
Virgil the wizard and the Crypta Neapolitana
“Siste viator pauca legito hic Verglilius tumulus est” (Halt traveller, and read these few words: here lies the tomb of Virgil)
In front of the grandiose Neapolitan Crypt, the tomb of the poet was subject to an uninterrupted stream of visits since the 1st Century, as the goal of many writers’ and poets’ pilgrimages .
Finally in 1939, in the vicinity of Virgil’s crypt, the mortal remains of Giacomo Leopardi were moved from the Church of San Vitale.
A cenotaph is dedicated to him, making this place a tranquil, poetic temple in the heart of the city.
AD CARBONETUM… San Giovanni a Carbonara and surroundings
From the Roman aqueduct close to Belisario, the lovers of Queen Giovanna, the Carbonarius, the medieval festival, the artistic masterpieces and the ‘memory of the Kindom’ in the church of St. Giovanni a Carbonara, the Neapolitan nobles, St.Sofia and the masterpiece of the Neapolitan Baroque, the church of the Saint Apostles. A voyage through splendid works of art from the 14th to the 17th Century.
Gate to Gate…from Nolana Gate to Capuana Gate
At the discovery of the area between the ancient gates of Naples.
The magical amulets of Virgil the Wizard, the ancient ‘Gate of Forcella’ the Maddalena, Castel Capuano and the Aragonese walls, S. Gennaro “nfaccia ‘o Vesuvio” (S. Gennaro facing Vesuvius), the suggestive church of St. Catherine at Formiello and the ‘Capuana Gate’.
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Naples, Caravaggio and the Baroque.
Genius, madness and theater
The Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro , the spire dedicated to the Saint Patron of Naples , the Pio Monte della Misericordia. Among the masterpieces of the Neapolitan Baroque and the absolute genius of Caravaggio , a day in the name of wonder. We will visit the Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro , and the Pio Monte della Misericordia ( church with the Seven works of Mercy of Caravaggio and Picture Gallery)
Forcella. The route through the Decumanus "Spaccanapoli" to the ‘Nolana gate’
S. Giorgio Maggiore, photographic exhibition at the association of Annalisa Durante, Santa Maria a Piazza, Sant’Agrippino a Forcella, the Furcellensis Gate, the amulets of Virgil the wizard, the Renaissance funtains Lady of the Dishevelled Hair and the Capone, the amazing Baroque church of S. Maria Egiziaca a Forcella, the ‘Lavinaio’ and the ‘Nolana Gate’ .
Via Medina... The Incoronata and the surroundings
From the Greek and Roman port of Neapolis to the Anjou city. The ‘Largo delle corregge’ just outside the walls, between churches and buildings of nobility, made the heart of the court of the Anjou kings. All that remains is the beautiful church of the Incoronata with its particular architecture and its marvellous cycles of frescos.
We will visit the marvellous church of the Pietà of the Turchini in which many painted masterpieces are conserved, remembering the 17th Century, the age of gold in Neapolitan painting.