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  • Address: Via Francesco De Sanctis, 19/21, Naples, Italy
  • Hours: Open Mon–Sat 9.30am–6.30pm; Sun 9.30am–2pm
  • Admission: Adults: €7

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Museo Cappella Sansevero Tours

Located on the vibrant street of Spaccanapoli, which cuts through the heart of Naples’ centro storico, the ethereal Cappella Sansevero had its origins in the tail end of the 16th century, when it was the mausoleum of the patrician Di Sangro dynasty. The name translates into English as the ‘alchemist’s chapel’ and it was extended by the eccentric Raimondo di Sangro, the seventh Prince of Sansevero, who lived between 1710 and 1771; he was an extraordinarily gifted man but as a Mason, he was considered by contemporary Neapolitans to have made a pact with the devil. Clad in ghostly white marble, with a multi-colored marble floor and ceiling frescoes of almost frenzied ornateness by Francesco Maria Russo, the chapel is stuffed with works by some of the greatest names on the 18th-century Naples art scene – among its treasures are Giuseppe Sanmartino’s amazingly realistic sculpture Cristo Velato (The Veiled Christ). The crypt below the chapel contains the macabre remains of Raimondo di Sangro’s experiments with anatomy – skeletons crawling with arteries and veins – and Masonic symbols cover the walls.

Practical Info

Via Francesco De Sanctis, 19/21. Open Mon–Sat 9.30am–6.30pm; Sun 9.30am–2pm. Admission adults €7; concessions €5. Take the Metropolitana line 1 to Università or line 2 to Piazza Cavour. 
 

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Private Tour: Naples Walking Tour with Typical Lunch, Naples, null
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Private Tour: Naples Walking Tour with Typical Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Explore Naples streets and walk among churches and burial places where history, mysteries and legends are deeply connected.

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Napoli Art and Food Tour: Gesù Nuovo, San Severo Chapel Museum and Duomo, Naples, Private ... 
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Napoli Art and Food Tour: Gesù Nuovo, San Severo Chapel Museum and Duomo

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

This tour will lead you to discover the astonishing Church of Gesù Nuovo, San Severo Chapel and Duomo of Naples, all located at the heart of Naples’ old ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $44.10
Pompeii ruins and the city of Naples with private transportation, Naples, City Tours
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Pompeii ruins and the city of Naples with private transportation

Enjoy a private day trip from your Hotel or your accommodation in the area of Campania  for visit to the ruins of Pompeii and the modern city of ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour of Naples Historical Center, Naples, Day Trips
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Private Tour of Naples Historical Center

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Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Best of Naples Full Day Tour from Rome, Rome, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Best of Naples Full Day Tour from Rome

Enjoy this incredible Private Fullday visiting the Best of Naples with private driver and licensed guide included. Buffalo Mozzarella Tasting ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Ruins of Pompeii & Mt Vesuvius Day Trip from Rome, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Ruins of Pompeii & Mt Vesuvius Day Trip from Rome

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Hike up Mount Vesuvius and then explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on a must-do day trip from Rome! Going at a steady pace, the hike includes a walk on ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $139.25
Small-Group Tour: Amalfi Coast and Pompeii Day Trip from Rome, Rome, Day Trips
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Small-Group Tour: Amalfi Coast and Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

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Spend a day discovering Pompeii and Amalfi on a Small Group max 12 people from Rome. In an intimate group of just 6 people per minivan, you’ll travel south to ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Grand Tour to Pompeii (with private guide) & the Amalfi Coast from Rome & back, Rome, Day Trips
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Grand Tour to Pompeii (with private guide) & the Amalfi Coast from Rome & back

The Grand tour of Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast will give you the opportunity to enjoy the best on the Campania Region in a 14 hours Trip from Rome and ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

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Small-Group Pompeii and Sorrento Rail Day Trip from Rome, Rome, Day Trips
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Small-Group Pompeii and Sorrento Rail Day Trip from Rome

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Imagine this: you’re in Rome and really want to get out of town; specifically to see the wonder that is Pompeii, but it’s such a time commitment. You’re in ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $258.77
Caravaggio and the Baroque Walking Tour, Naples, Day Trips
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Caravaggio and the Baroque Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Discover the art and architectural delights of Naples during this 4-hour, small-group walking tour. Accompanied by an expert art scholar, take an enlightening ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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