The city of Naples never fails to enchant inquisitive guests and travelers. Situated in the heart of Europe and the Mediterranean, Naples is home to countless artistic treasures that any visitor to the city should endeavour to see. These treasures include the historic city centre listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site; the palaces, churches, catacombs and underground tunnels and the city’s Archaeological Museum; the seats of power from medieval and Renaissance times clustered around Castel Nuovo and the Royal Palace; and the glorious seafront sweeping from Castel dell’Ovo up to Posillipo.
The hilly area of the Vomero is home to museum collections that are amongst the finest in the world and which are displayed in the immaculately restored and renovated seats of the Royal Palace of Capodimonte and the Charterhouse of San Martino.A walk through the 20th-century city brings the visitor to the Rationalist architecture of the Mostra d’Oltremare, the city’s vast exhibition complex, and to the nearby Città della Scienza science museum, a testament to the redevelopment of industrial archaeology sites and the originality of a scientific tradition that continues.Exploring the city’s settings for contemporary art, such as the Naples Palace of Arts, the Donnaregina Museum of Contemporary Art and the stazioni d’arte (a unique example of art exhibitions and installations in some of the city’s metro stations), we can tangibly see the creativity of a cultural panorama that is in a state of continual ferment.
The “Cristo Velato” is a statue in front of which, whatever our creed and religion, we cannot fail to be amazed. A creation that leaves us breathless and speechless. The “Cristo Velato” is a pearl of Baroque art that we owe exclusively
to the highly inspired chisel of Sanmartino and to the trust placed in him by his client. The fact that the work was made from a single block of marble, without the help of any alchemical devise, gives the statue even greater charm.
Tourists from all parts of the world, every day go to the most historic part of Naples, in the “Cappella di San Severo”, to contemplate this work of art recognized for its incomparable beauty and since 2006 declared as the “Monument symbol of the Neapolitan city “.