The Torture Museum, to the Associazione “Naples History and Culture”, was carried out in San Biagio dei Librai, Vico Santa Luciella 18 / B, close to the famous Via San Gregorio Armeno. The aim is not only to expose a unique collection of instruments of torture, but also show the courage with which the city of Naples opposed the settlement of the Inquisition. At a time like that, the city under the leadership of the Viceroy Don Pedro de Toledo, was able to avoid compact that many atrocities were also committed in its territory.
The collection includes rare pieces that start from 1500 until arriving in the late nineteenth and early twentieth-century reconstructions of the original instruments, ancient and difficult to find some well known, others less well-known and sophisticated. The exhibits demonstrate, through reconstructions, panels and clear captions and multilingual, as the human imagination had no limits in search of means to inflict the most abominable torture, forgetting all forms of human respect.
The Museum is open every day from 10 to 19.
This is the web address of the structure www.museodelletorture.it where you will also find a wide gallery of the exposed instruments.
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