The Parthenopean capital can boast an artistic, historical and cultural heritage that does not fear comparisons throughout the Old Continent. The importance and prestige of the city are renewed daily in churches, museums, historic buildings, castles, alleys, squares and archaeological remains. An architectural and architectural heritage that UNESCO has chosen to protect, including the historic center of Naples, the largest in Europe, among the world heritage sites of humanity. Even a simple walk, therefore, will prove to you an unforgettable experience.
The veiled Christ is one of the most fascinating and mysterious works that can be seen in Naples. It is said that the marble veil on the body of Christ, is actually a fabric veil, turned into rock thanks to a special liquid invented by the sinister Prince of St. Severus, illustrious alchemist. The Chapel deserves a visit not only for Christ but Also for the other works in this jewel hidden in the alleys of Naples: a place full of esoteric and religious symbols.
If there is a symbol place in Naples, this is Piazza del Plebiscito. Over the centuries it has been transformed from a simple countryside to the Neapolitan gathering place: here were the medieval tournaments and the "cuccagne" of the Bourbons to hold the people well. Today is the symbol of the new "Renaissance Neapolitan": liberated from the cars it is a place of walking for the Neapolitans and tourists who have come to admire its greatness and the two jewels: the neoclassical colonnade of the church of San Francesco di Paola and the Royal Palace.
The underground city was served to the Neapolitans in many ways: from shelter during bombardments at source of water, from dump to a place where the delinquents were hiding. Always excavated in the subsoil but for different reasons is the Borbonica Gallery, wanted in 1853 by Ferdinando II of Bourbon. The goal was an underground viaduct to unite the Royal Palace with Piazza Vittoria to allow quick access to the Royal Palace by the troops and a way to escape to the sea for the Neapolitan sovereigns. The Gallery has long played the role of an anti-aircraft haven and a courtroom: along the way there are wells, cisterns, cavities, remains of daily life during the war, huge fragments of statues and old vehicles of the 1950s, '60 and '70.
On the ancient Megaride Isolotto, the Castel dell'Ovo is impressive. One of the most fanciful Neapolitan legends would trace its name to the egg Virgil would hide inside a cage in the castle's underground. The place where the egg was kept was closed by heavy locks and kept secret because "that egg hung all those facts and fortune in Castel Marino". From that moment the fate of the Castle, together with that of the whole city Of Naples, was tied to that of the egg. Chronicles report that at the time of Queen Giovanna I the castle suffered considerable damage due to the collapse of the arch joining the two rocks on which it was built and the Queen was forced to declare solemnly that he had replaced the egg to prevent the panic from spreading in the city in fear of new and more serious disadvantages.
The city of Pompeii began in the 9th century B.C. to end in 79, when, following the eruption of Vesuvius, it is covered under a bush of ash and lapilli high about six meters. Of the approximately one hundred and fifty victims, three hundred and fourth four have been found in the lower lapilli layers, inside of buildings collapsed under the weight of volcanic materials deposited on the roofs, while another six hundred and fifty were found at the top of the pyroclastic deposits, externally dead, reached by fiery clouds in the second phase of the eruption. The city became part of UNESCO as the second Italian monument in 1997.
Ercolano, according to the legend dictated by the Dionysons of Alicarnasso, was founded by Hercules in 1243 BC: most likely it was founded either by Osci in the XII century BC the city became a residential place for the Roman aristocracy. He was subsequently struck by the 62nd Pompeii earthquake and then completely buried under a mud and high pyroclastic material from ten to twenty-five meters following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius of 79