Walking down the streets of Sanità district: between poverty and richness, between life an death.
I will guide you through the crowded and popular market of the Vergini, to which the elegant Baroque buildings of Palazzo dello Spagnuolo and of Palazzo Sanfelice make contrasts, then we will walk to Sanità district to visit the Church of Santa Maria della Sanità and go on to see the suggestive Cimitero delle Fontanelle.
Esoteric Naples: Baroque and hidden symbology in the Sansevero Chapel and in the Church of Gesù Nuovo.
We will visit the family Chapel built by prince Raimondo di Sangro, a burial temple and initiatic journey characterized by the double reading of the marble works there preserved, then we will see the secret symbols carved on the clews of the Church of Gesù Nuovo.
The Cathedral of Naples and Old town.
The Cathedral of Naples condenses almost 2500 years of artistic history and architectural layers. We will discover that the church stands on the ground where in the past a Greek temple of Apollo was built, then replaced by Basilica of Santa Restituta and by the remains of church of Stefania built by the bishop of Naples Stefano I in the V century. The Chapel dedicated to the most important Saint of Naples and Patron of the city, San Gennaro, is very impressive.
After that, we will walk down the streets of the old town to discover and taste traditions and Neapolitan folklore.
The Archeological Museum of Naples is one of the most important museums in Italy from the archeological point of view, as it preserves mosaics, statues, frescoes found in Pompeii and Herculaneum, and remains coming from other archeological places in Campania.
It is also possible to admire the Farnese collection and its colossal statues, that will astonish you by their magnificence.
Getting to Pompeii and walking down the streets of this ancient city will be like making a trip over time. You will be astonished by the city planning and by the domus that show their interior, making making tourists understand the modus vivendi (the way of living) of the Pompeii citizens before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
The old town of Herculaneum was discovered under many layers of mud solidified which allowed to preserve the interior of the domus better than Pompeii’s ones.
Visiting Herculaneum will be as touching with hands the daily life of the citizens of this ancient town, a place of luxurious residences for rich people, quite different from a mercantile and commercial city like Pompeii.
Located by the sea, in the past, and richly decorated Herculaneum shows in the domus interior and objects of the past old time that seems still alive.
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