Historical center. “Spaccanapoli” is the heart of the old city. Along the way there are so many palaces, churches, monuments to see. Let yourself be guided by curiosity. From the Church of the Gesù Nuovo, to the Monastery of Santa Chiara: wherever you set foot, it will be a surprise.
The “Veiled Christ” by Giuseppe Sammartino. This sculpture, according to many art critics, is the most beautiful ever made, and it is located inside Sansevero Chapel, behind Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, in Via Francesco De Sanctis.
Not far away, in Piazza San Gaetano, there is the entrance of “Naples Underground” (in Italian: Napoli Sotterranea), the most famous (not the only) route of the Naples subsoil. A guided tour (available in Italian and English) in the bowels of the city to discover the Greek influences, the Roman ones and, above all, to relive the tragic days of the Second World War, when about 40,000 Neapolitans took refuge underground to escape the allied bombings and German reprisal.
In the neighbourhood there is San Gregorio Armeno, the road of the shepherds with its endless shops dedicated to the Christmas Nativity tradition famous all over the world. This street and its shops can be visited at any time of the year. The large part of the artisan workshops are always open with handicraft products on display (though in a smaller quantity than what you can see during Christmastime).