The Basilique of santa Maria della Sanità is one of the most famous and important architectures of Naples, it is a fundamental place of worship for citizens and is known among people for the name of St. Vincent, best known as “O ‘Munacone” because on the inside it holds the statue of the Saint Vincent Ferreri. It was built between 1602 and 1610 by the Dominican Fra Nuvolo, and it is still one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Naples. It’s characterized by a dome covered with yellow and green tiles, which make the basilique perfectly visible through the bridge of Health; the church was built in a neighborhood of the city center and it can be considered a true museum, since there are numerous paintings by Luca Giordano and Andrea Vaccaro: from the inside it leads, after a few steps, to the site of the San Gaudioso catacombs, one of the oldest cemeteries of the city, belonging to early Christian period. Within the walls of this charming place, you will have the chance to watch the evening show “Il Paradiso Pittorico”, a travelling representation made by a group of young and talented actors, who will tell the story of the place, as stories appear in the “Templo vast , amplo et beautiful. ” The event is managed and organized by “La Paranza”, composed by a group of youngies who decided to carry out activities dedicated to the appreciation of the area and began telling stories and traditions that belong to those places; the cooperative, in addition to managing since 2006 the catacombs of St. Gaudioso in the Basilica of Santa Maria della Sanità, is one of the stars in relation to the management and re-opening to the public of the catacombs of San Gennaro.The event takes place in the Basilica of St. Mary of Health from 6 November 2015 to 29 January 2016, at 20.00 of every Friday night, exclusively by reservation.
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