For catacombs of Naples are those underground cemeteries excavated in the tufa or other easily removable land in classical times by the Neapolitan Christian community. For archaeological and artistic importance it is second only to those of Rome, who on their side because they are more numerous and extensive.
The most fascinating journey in the subsoil of Naples . Naples Underground is a must in Naples . A rich history substrate and bonded to the rediscovery of a rare heritage , if not unique . Great works of civil engineering , let long- abandoned and today recovered a new life thanks to the skilful work of Naples Underground . Indescribable beauties and interesting places to discover.
The Castel dell'Ovo (castrum Ovi, in Latin), is the oldest castle in Naples and is one of the elements that most stand out in the famous view of the gulf. It is located between the districts of San Fernando and Chiaia, opposite the Mergellina area. Because of several events that have partially destroyed the original appearance Norman and through eventual reconstruction work that took place during the Angevin and Aragonese period, the architectural style of the castle changed dramatically until reaching the stage where it is today.
Maschio Angioino (Castel Nuovo)
The Castel Nuovo, also called Maschio Angioino, is located in the middle of the wide Piazza Municipio, to the side of the Palais Royal gardens, a short walk from the port of Naples, on which stands with its imposing size. This strategic location was chosen by King Charles I of Anjou, who occupied the city in 1266, he wanted an alternative to the existing residence Castel Capuano, and built a fortified palace by the sea. The original castle was built between 1279 and 1282, a project entrusted by the king to Angevin French architects in the Gothic style, had an irregular quadrilateral plan, four powerful defense towers, crenellated walls and a protective moat. The successors of Charles promoted interventions of expansion and beautification, which helped artists of the caliber like Giotto and his students, the authors of the frescoes, largely destroyed, the Palatine Chapel. Just the Palatine Chapel, dedicated to Santa Barbara, is one of the few areas that has preserved its original appearance.
Pan Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli
The Palace of Arts in Naples (also known as PAN) is a museum in Naples, located in the historic Palazzo Carafa di Roccella, via dei Mille; It hosts exhibitions of contemporary art in its many forms (painting, sculpture, photography, graphic, cartoon, design, video art, cinema ...). Naples City Council bought the building and began its restoration in 1984; in 1998 he established the intended use as a documentation center for contemporary arts, even after extensive exhibition activities. It was inaugurated on March 26, 2005. The property has an area of 6,000 sqm on three floors with exhibition areas, media library, space for educational activities, dedicated library, cafes, terraces.