Reopen the underground gothic St. Martin

certosa di San Martino

If you’re curious, you love history and you are in Naples, Saturday, January 24 and in the next week end (by reservation only), you have no excuse. The stage is a must, at 11.30 o’clock, at the Certosa and San Martino Museum, where it will reopen, finally, the fascinating underground gothic.

For over seven hundred years dominated the Vomero hill next to the Castel Sant’Elmo, the monument is all that remains of the original architectural style of the monastery began in May 1325 at the behest of Charles, Duke of Calabria, son of the king Robert of Angiò, remodeled several times. Today it presents visitors with a new outfit, whose museum, as well as a unique collection of ancient inscriptions, a chronicle of the events that occurred in the city throughout the centuries, includes about 150 works spanning a period of time between the Middle Ages and the eighteenth century. Among the most relevant to admire, we highlight the sarcophagus of Beatrice del Balzo, the beautiful Madonna and Child by Raphael culture and the imposing St. Francis of Assisi by Giuseppe Sammartino. No less significant is the epigraphic collection, an archive of stone that testifies with its inscriptions facts of everyday urban life over the centuries. Collection, which was formed through purchases, bequests, donations, transfers and deposits in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.