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“Museo Capello Sansevero, Naples”

Museo Cappella Sansevero
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Napoli Art and Food Tour: Gesù Nuovo, San Severo Chapel Museum and Duomo
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Owner description: Built in the late 1500s, this gem of Italian artistic heritage was greatly influenced by the famous Raimondo de Sangro VII, Prince of Sansevero, a genius of science and invention.
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“Museo Capello Sansevero, Naples”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Firstly, it's not that easy to find the ticket office and when you do you only get a small reduction if you have the 7 day Artecard. There were no longer the free guides available in the chapel that were referred to in the 2013 editions of the guidebooks that we had with us, but there were rather floridly written guide boards, in English, praising the founder rather more than the artists! Having said that, the sculpture of the dead, shrouded Christ is a sculptural tour de force and well worth seeing in its own right. The paintings are overly baroque in style for my personal taste but I enjoyed the geometric elements of the patterned mosaic floor which has Masonic references, symbols of which are apparently woven into much of the art packed into the small chapel. The oddly included preserved displays of the blood systems of the human male and female seem to intriguingly predate Gunter von Hagens' plastination technique.

Visited September 2013
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“AWESOME”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

An awesome place especially for art and sculpture lovers.
You just keep going round the veiled Christ not believing that it is curved in marble.

Visited August 2013
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“Museo Capella SanSavero”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

I have visited Museo Capella SanSavero on three occasions now - each visit I see something new. As usual with places of interest in Italy this Capella is hidden away amongst other buildings and needs to be searched out. Should you be able to visit I suggest you first take in the artist's works painted on the ceiling, then walk around looking at the all the statues and tombs in their own private alcoves. Definitely not to be missed is the carving is the statue of 'Il Cristo Velato' - 'The Veiled Christ' in the centre of the Chapel - looking at it from one angle and He looks very much in pain, looking at Him from another angle He looks to be at peace. This Capella was featured in the BBC's production of 'Italy - Top to Toe' with Francesco Da Mosto exploring the treasures and secrets of his homeland. I just had to buy the DVD.

Visited November 2012
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“Amazing sculpture”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

The marble sculpture of the reclining Christ is amazing in that it was made from one piece of stone and incredibly detailed. The artist has enveloped the figure with a "sheer" veil in marble. It is in a very elaborate Baroque chapel that was owned by a rich family that had commissioned the work. It's worth seeing even at 8 euros!

Visited October 2013
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“Outstanding sculpture”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

The Veiled Christ is worth the entrance alone even if there is many beautiful statues inside.
But I also enjoyed the creepy couple in the lower floor. ;)

Visited June 2013
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