Located in the heart of Naples‘ historic center, the Cappella Sansevero is an ornate chapel that dates back to 1590. It houses important works by leading Italian artists of the 18th century: the most celebrated work is the incredibly intricate and moving statue of the Veiled Christ. It was created by Giuseppe Sanmartino, a young Neapolitan artist who took a cue from another veiled statue in the chapel, Modesty, and imbued his new creation with late Baroque elements. The statue depicts Jesus Christ in death, covered by a sheer veil that has been expertly carved out of marble, representing a truly breathtaking work of artistry and skill.
Cappella Sansevero, Via Francesco De Sanctis, 19/21, Naples, Italy, +39 081 551 8470
Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, a Baroque palace that lies along the bustling Via Toledo, was designed in the 17th century by Cosimo Fanzago, considered the greatest Baroque artist in Naples. It was adapted into the art nouveau style by architect Luigi Platania in the 20th century and today houses a collection of Neapolitan and Italian works from the 17th to 20th centuries, set within lavish rooms. The gallery is noteworthy for containing The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula, believed to be Caravaggio’s last work, and is part of a trio of galleries, the Gallerie d’Italia, sponsored by the Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo.
Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, Via Toledo, 185, Naples, Italy, +39 081 791 7233