Discover the mysterious world of the Sansevero prince and a fascinating tale of art and alchemy in Baroque Naples
Price 10 €
duration 1.5 hours
The Veiled Christ of the Sansevero Chapel is one of the most fascinating and mysterious works that can be seen in Naples and in Italy. It is said that the marble veil on the body of Christ is actually a fabric veil, transformed into rock thanks to a special liquid invented by the sinister Prince of Sansevero, an illustrious alchemist. Many, however, argue that the surprising effect is all the result of the talent of Giuseppe Sanmartino, the sculptor who created the veiled Christ. The discovery of a secret room and some macabre works, visible in the Sansevero Chapel, helped to give the Prince and the veiled Christ an aura of mystery. The Chapel is worth a visit not only for Christ but also for the other works present in this little gem hidden in the alleys of Naples: a place rich in esoteric and religious symbols. Join Andrea on this fascinating virtual journey into the mysterious world of one of the most fascinating figures in the history of Naples today!
Hi I’m Andrea! A native of Naples, I’ve lived in the Campania region of Italy all my life, and I have a deep love for its art, archeology, music, architecture, cuisine, natural beauty and - of course - its people. I have shared this world with many, many visitors over the years,showcasing the vast range of this wonderful place. When I was 14 years old I started working as an actor in theatres, and this plays a central role in how I communicate on my tours today - I always try to put something theatrical into everything I do :-)
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5.0 (5 reviews)
Sansevero Chapel Virtual Tour: Art and Alchemy in Baroque Naples with guide Andrea Fiorillo.
We'd never heard of this Chapel before and were delighted to be introduced to it and it's amazing sculptures and history. Andrea is not just a guide, but an historian with a flair for the dramatic that history has to offer. We'd recommend this to anyone going to visit Southern Italy.
Excellent guided tour ! Thank you