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The historical center: Cappella Sansevero, Via S.Gregorio Armeno, Duomo, Church of the Gesù Nuovo. Naples is a mysterious and superstitious town. The city history balances between truth and imagination. This tour, right in the heart of the historical center, will let you discover some of the mysteries and legends of Naples.
The Sansevero Chapel, temple of masonry and esoterism; among 18Th century marble masterpieces, such as the " Veiled Christ", you will learn the history of Prince Raimondo di Sangro, an alchemist and inventor. He created two replicas of the human circulatory system, that can be seen beneath the Chapel. The famous crib-alley of San Gregorio Armeno, where the best artisan of terracotta nativity scenes will show you their skills.
The Duomo, the main church of the city, one of the masterpiece of Neapolitan Baroque: the chapel of the Patron Saint of Naples, San Gennaro. Here twice a year, the coagulated blood of the Saint liquefies. Is that Faith or superstition?
Walking through "Spaccanapoli", artery of the ancient Greek-Roman city, you can reach the Church of Gesù Nuovo, another splendid example of Neapolitan baroque. The strong sense of religion is shown by the reliquaries and ex-voto offerings displayed all over the church.In Santa Chiara there is a lovely cloister, with 18th century hand-painted majolica tiles, is a peaceful area in the middle of the city. The "Museo dell'Opera", recently opened inside the walls of the monastery, houses objects and decorative ornaments from Santa Chiara. In the section devoted to archaeology, you can see the ruins of a Roman bathhouse that extend outside the museum.