Mystic Naples: private tour of San Severo Chapel & Poor Souls Church

An introduction to the myths, the mysteries and the darker sides of the city which you cannot ignore if you want a proper vision of Neapolitan history.

Explore the beauty of San Severo Chapel, built for Raimondo di Sangro, Prince of Sansevero. It hosts the exquisitely-carved 'Veiled Christ' statue by Giuseppe Sanmartino. 

Learn about the superstitions of the Neapolitans when visiting the church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco where skulls were once “adopted” as recent as the 1980’s for good luck. The lower church (only accessible by guided tour) is most famous as a hot spot for the cult-like worship of the anime pezzentelle (poor souls).

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  • What's included :
    • Local guide
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Private tour
    • Blue Badge guide
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Museo Cappella Sansevero, Via Francesco De Sanctis, 19/21, 80134, Naples Italy

    You will discover one of the most important museums in Naples, located near piazza San Domenico Maggiore, this Church today is deconsecrated.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, Via Dei Tribunali 39, 80138, Naples Italy

    you will visit a baroque church in Naples, Chiesa Delle Santissime anime del Purgatorio, located in Via Dei Tribunali, in the ancient city center.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Piazza Gesù Nuovo, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy
    Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Raphael Tours & Events

Activity ID: V-20455P148

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