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San Severo Chapel

In Naples, lights and shadows, religion and superstition come together in an atmosphere that still let breathe the persistence of the most arcane traditions.

The most famous monuments are rife with myths and legends, such as those hovering around the figure of Don Raimondo di Sangro, Prince of San Severo and its chapel.

The Chapel of San Severo is located in the city center near the Piazza San Domenico Maggiore. More than a church it can be considered as a kind of initiation temple for the visitors’ inner development.

Inside, amazing artworks keep on astonish visitors since XVIII century.

Raimondo di Sangro had soon gained fame of occultist at the Neapolitan population. Legend has it that the same Esoteric Master Cagliostro wanted to pay homage to him. That's why the works of the Chapel of San Severo continue to arouse a wonder that goes far beyond admiration for the artistic talent about their realization.

The visit starts from the underground auditorium where two shocking 'anatomical machines' reproduce the lymphatic system of the human body with such precision as to seem far more shocking than 'simple' reproductions.

The most famous work is undoubtedly the Veiled Christ in the nave.

Giuseppe Sammartino sculpted it in 1753, enchanting even important artists as Antonio Canova.

The stunning subtlety of the shroud, united with and the strange voices about the odd pastimes of the prince raised the suspect that it could be the result of an alchemical experiment with real tissues.

Upon the door a warning greets the visitors and invites them to treasure what just seen: "Think seriously upon you, deeply reflect and go'.


  • The Doll Hospital of Napoli

    A magical world, where very wise artisans bring back to life old or used dolls employing a tradition that has come down to them throughout the ages.

  • Pharmacy of the Incurable

    Reopened to the public in 2012 after a lengthily restoration, this historical pharmacy was inaugurated in 1700 next to the Ospedale degli Incurabili (Hospital of the Incurable). It was named so as a result of the black plague epidemic which infected the city in 1500.

  • Museum of the  Tresaures of Saint Gennaro

    Seven centuries of donations have given the Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro (Museum of the Treasures of Saint Gennaro) one of the richest and most particular collections in the world.

  • Teatro Romano di Neapolis

    Imagine digging in your cellar and finding the remains of an ancient Roman theatre!

  • Cemetery of the Drinking Fountains

    Absolutely one of the places in Napoli considered the most fascinating and, at the same time, disturbing.

  • Purgatory at Arco

    Connected to the Cimitero delle Fontanelle is the Complesso Museale Di Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, a site which is unique in the world.

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