Despite being in one of the most unspoiled tourist districts in the city, at the Sanità Alley, there is a lot to visit.
Also, the Sanità is the district where you can taste the typical Neapolitan pizza at the famous “Concettina ai 3 santi” pizzeria, and a “palla di neve” (literally “snowflake”), a dessert filled with cheese cream, at Poppella’s.
Palazzo dello Spagnolo
Once you arrive at the colorful market in via dei Vergini, go at Largo dei Vergini n ° 19, and admire the famous Palazzo dello Spagnolo. This palace was built in 1735, and it is famous for the zigzagging fantasy of the architect Ferdinando Sanfelice who designed it.
The design of the staircase that runs throughout the building is now very famous all over the world.
Church of Santa Maria della Sanità
Built by the Dominicans between 1602 and 1603, the church of Santa Maria della Sanità is one of the most beautiful of Naples. This is due to its balanced proportions and the fact that it stands on another ancient church dedicated to San Gaudioso. Here you can admire the incredible catacombs dedicated to this saint. Attention to the dome: look at the ceramic tiles!
Catacombs of San Gennaro
The catacombs of San Gennaro are part of the basement of the city, next to a church that should imitate that of San Pietro in Rome. These catacombs date back to the 2nd century and are developed on two levels. There, you can see early Christian frescoes and mosaics, and sarcophagi.
The access is at via Tondo di Capodimonte 13.
The opening hours and the guided tour visits to the catacombs of San Gennaro are from 10 am to 5 pm, from Monday to Saturday; 10 am to 1 pm on Sundays.
The cost of the entrance ticket to the catacombs is 8 euros.
Don’t miss the chance to visit this unique district in Napoli!