Chapel sights in Campania
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It's in this Masonic-inspired chapel that you'll find Giuseppe Sanmartino's incredible sculpture, Cristo velato (Veiled Christ), its marble veil so realistic that it's tempting to try to lift it and view Christ underneath. It's one of several artistic wonders, which also include Francesco Queirolo's sculpture Disinganno (Disillusion), Antonio Corradini's Pudicizia (Modesty) and riotously colourful frescoes by Francesco Maria Russo, the latter untouched since their creation in 1749.
Originally built around the end of the 16th century to house the tombs of the di Sangro family, the chapel was given its current baroque fit-out by Prince Raimondo di Sangro who, between 1749…
This imposing 16th-century complex was originally home to the Pio Monte di Pietà, an organisation set up to issue interest-free loans to impoverished debtors. Its most impressive asset is the perfectly preserved Mannerist chapel and its four richly decorated side rooms. Flanking the entrance are two sculptures by Pietro Bernini, while above sits Michelangelo Naccherino's Pietà. Inside, striking 17th-century frescoes by Belisario Corenzio take the breath away.