Porta Capuana is an ancient city gate in Naples and it is the beginning of the historical center. It takes its name from being oriented in the direction of the city of Capua, behind Castel Capuano, consists of a white marble arch richly decorated with bas-reliefs, flanked by two towers (symbolizing honor and virtue).
The church houses a vial of the blood of san Gennaro which is brought out twice a year, on the first Saturday in May and on 19 September, when the dried blood usually liquefies. If the blood fails to liquefy, then legend has it that disaster will befall Naples.
Museo tesoro di san Gennaro:
The Treasure of san Gennaro is composed of art works and donations collected in seven centuries of Popes, Kings, Emperors, famous and ordinary people. By visiting the museum, you can access the cappella reale di san Gennaro, where the two ampules containing San Gennaro’s blood are kept in the major altar.
Tickets (all tickets include audio guide multilingual until exhaustion ): Full price 6€; Reduced for people under 18, students and over 65 4,50€; Artecard 4,80€
San Lorenzo Maggiore (Napoli sotterranea):
In the underground of Naples lies a labyrinth of tunnels, tanks and cavities that form a real city. In the third century b.C., the Greeks opened the first underground quarries to extract the necessary blocks of tufa walls and temples of their Neapolis and dug many environments to create a series of underground burial. The ticket price includes a guide in various languages.
Via san Gregorio Armeno:
It is a street famous for its craft shops cribs. Here you can buy some souvenirs.
Cappella di san Severo:
The museum of Cappella di San Severo is a jewel of the world’s artistic heritage. Here,baroque creativity, dynastic pride, beauty and mystery blend to create a unique and almost timeless atmosphere.
The masterpiece is the famous Veiled Christ, renowned world over for the remarkable tissue-like quality of the marble. Here you can see also enigmatic creations such as the Anatomical Machines (the skeletons of a man and of a woman in upright position, with the artery and vein systems almost perfectly intact).
Tickets: Standard Ticket € 7.00; Artecard € 5.00; Reduced for people from 10 to 25 years € 5.00; Under 10 years: free
San Domenico maggiore:
It is an important church in Naples, the most interesting from the standpoint of historical and artistic. It is part of a monastic complex which is located in the historical center of the city.
Complesso Monumentale di santa Chiara:
It is the largest gothic church in the city. In this church there are three cloisters (they are part of the adjacent museum Opera): Cloister of the Poor Clares; Cloister of the Friars Minor; Cloister of Service.
Tickets: Full price 6€; Reduced for students under 30 and for over 65 4,50€; Under 6 years and religious: free