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Best of Naples: Walk Downtown with Entrance at the Veiled Christ

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2 hr. 20 min. - 2 hr. 30 min.
  • Explore the very best of Naples' historic locations on this guided walking tour, a spirited excursion with a small tour group.
  • With an expert, local tour guide to lead the way, you'll be navigated expertly through the streets, and filled in on the unique history, architecture, culture, and art of Old Naples.
  • Stroll past some of Naples' most famous squares, including Piazza del Gesù, San Domenico Maggiore, and Piazza St. Gaetano, among others.
  • At San Domenico Maggiore, you'll visit the famed Chapel San Severo, where the renowned statue Cristo Velato (or the Veiled Christ) will catch your eye.
  • A short but much-needed coffee break in between will let you savor the local flavors of a typical Neopolitan coffee.
  • This guided walking tour is a great way to delve into the local culture of Naples, experience the hospitality of locals firsthand, and discover the city's many hidden jewels.
  • Explore the very best of Naples' historic locations on this guided walking tour, a spirited excursion with a small tour group.
  • With an expert, local tour guide to lead the way, you'll be navigated expertly through the streets, and filled in on the unique history, architecture, culture, and art of Old Naples.
  • Stroll past some of Naples' most famous squares, including Piazza del Gesù, San Domenico Maggiore, and Piazza St. Gaetano, among others.
  • At San Domenico Maggiore, you'll visit the famed Chapel San Severo, where the renowned statue Cristo Velato (or the Veiled Christ) will catch your eye.
  • A short but much-needed coffee break in between will let you savor the local flavors of a typical Neopolitan coffee.
  • This guided walking tour is a great way to delve into the local culture of Naples, experience the hospitality of locals firsthand, and discover the city's many hidden jewels.

Inclusions

  • Tour of Naples
  • Expert English, French, or Italian-speaking guide
  • San Severo Chapel admission fee
  • A Neapolitan coffee
  • Tip: The best time of year to visit Naples would have to be between March-May or September and October when the temperature is just perfect.
  • This tour is available in English, French and Italian.
  • The operating hours for both tours are subject to change. Please check the calendar to see the operating hours on your intended day of visit.
  • Photography on this tour is allowed, except when in Sansevero Chapel.
  • Kids are welcome under adult supervision.
  • The activity level is moderate. You will walk about 3 km.
  • You can't enter the church with bare shoulders, mini skirts, or very short shorts.
  • Comfortable shoes and light dresses in summer are required.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, they can be rescheduled up to 48 hours before the experience begins.
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The Veiled Christ | Sansevero Chapel Museum

The Cristo Velato, or the Veiled Christ, by Giuseppe Sanmartino, is a masterpiece you didn’t think possible! Kept in the nave of the Sansevero Chapel, this shrouded statue still astounds art connoisseurs and artists today.

Why Visit the Veiled Christ in Naples?

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  • Unparalleled Beauty: Get a chance to view one of the greatest artworks in Italy, the Veiled Christ, a sculpture featuring the fallen Christ laid in a chaise and covered with a thin veil carved from one solid block of marble. 
  • Admire the Transparent Veil: Admire the skill used in the creation of the thin veil carved entirely out of marble. Its ripples and folds are so intricately crafted it reflects perfectly the weightlessness and delicacy of a chiffon veil. 
  • Visit Cappella Sansevero: The Cristo Velato is housed in the historic Sansevero Chapel that dates back to 1590 where along with this iconic sculpture, you will get a chance to see other masterpieces from the 18th century like Modesty and Disillusion.   
  • Learn the Legends of the Veil: Learn about the lore and myths surrounding the Cristo Velato, including that many believed alchemy was involved in the delicate precision of the veil’s construction. 
  • Explore Naples: In our walking tour experiences, you will enjoy a guided walk through famous piazzas and streets of Naples before embarking toward the Sansevero Chapel where the Cristo Velato is.   

Your Naples Veiled Christ Tickets Explained

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Walking Tours

Duration: 2-3 hours 

  • These entry tickets come as part of a walking tour that takes you around important landmarks in Naples before visiting the Sansevero Chapel.
  • Visit the famous squares, including Piazza del Gesù, San Domenico Maggiore, and Piazza St. Gaetano as well as secret alleyways. 
  • Get to know about the history, and mystery surrounding some of these iconic places in Naples from your tour guide 
  • End the tour at the Sansevero Chapel where the statue of the Veiled Christ is held, and marvel at the unparalleled skill used in its creation.

Cancellation Policy 

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund. 

Why Buy the Veiled Christ Tickets Online?

Tickets can be purchased online as well as at the ticket office at the Sansevero chapel. However, here are some reasons why you should opt for online tickets:

  • Booking in Advance: By booking your ticket in advance you secure your spot at the Sansevero Chapel and avoid the inconvenience of tickets being sold out for that day.
  • Convenience: You can conveniently enter the venue hassle-free by displaying your mobile ticket and avoid standing in long queues at the ticket counter
  • Free Cancellation: Feel free to cancel these tickets 24 hours before your experience starts and get a full refund.

Highlights of the Veiled Christ Statue

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The Sculpture of Christ

The Cristo Velato is a life-sized marble statue of Lord Jesus Christ lying lifeless on a chaise covered with a translucent shroud carved from the same block as the statue. Created in 1731 by Neapolitan artist Guiseppe Sanmartino, it was commissioned by the seventh prince of Sansevero, Raimondo di Sangro to create a sculpture of Lord Jesus with ‘unmatched realism’.  The sculpture has a dramatic intensity where one detects the lingering pain behind the covered face of Christ and his weakened limbs marked with wounds.

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The Veil

The shroud covering the statue of Christ demands special attention. Made completely from marble, the delicate veil was chiseled with such precision that it looks almost transparent, so you can see the facial features of Christ through the fine ripples and folds. For centuries it was believed that alchemy was involved in turning a shroud of cloth into marble through a mysterious process called ‘marbilisation’. However, evidence has shown that the masterful veil is owed solely to the inspired chisel of Sanmartino.

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The Sansevero Chapel

The Chapel was constructed in 1590 by John Francesco Di Sangro of the noble Sangro family and later given its definitive baroque style by architect Raimondo di Sangro, the seventh Prince of Sansevero who was also a well-known philanthropist and patron of the arts. The Chapel is known for its stunning high altar depicting the Deposition of Christ, its iconographic design, and the ornate tomb of Raimondo di Sangro.  

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Modesty, Disillusion and Other Statues

The statues Modesty and Disillusion along with the Veiled Christ complete the triad of excellence in the Sansevero Chapel. Modesty features a veiled woman, personified as wisdom, whereas the statue Dillision depicts a man freeing himself from an intricate net carved from marble symbolized as sin.  Other great works include the ‘Sweetness of Marital Yoke’ and the group of statues called ‘Sincerity’. 

Plan Your Visit to the Veiled Christ in Naples

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The Chapel of Sansevero is open between 9 AM and 7 PM.

Last entry 30 mins before closing

Closed: Tuesdays

Best Time to Visit

The best way to view the Veiled Christ without the hindrance of crowds is to get there as early as possible, preferably in the mornings. You can also try to visit during the midday when crowds disperse for lunch giving you a little breathing room. 

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Address: Via Francesco De Sanctis, 19/21, 80134 – Naples [View on map]

Getting There

By Bus: You can take Bus number 154 to Marchese Campodisola stop, Bus 151 to Nuova Marina stop and Bus R2 to the Corso Umberto stop. The venue is within walking distance from these stops. 

By Metro: The Sansevero Chapel is close to two metro stops. Line 1 of the metro will take you to the Università or Dante stop whereas Line 2 will get you to the Cavour stop.

By Tram: You can take Tram 1 (or replacement service 601) to reach Nuova Marina, from where your destination is within walking distance.

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You many enter the Sansevero Chapel through the front door with an inscribed marble plinth overhead.

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  • Guided Tours: A guided tour in Italian sign language is available for those with hearing difficulties. 
  • Wifi: You can access free wifi within the Sansevero Chapel and the surrounding streets. 
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Every part of the Sansevero Chapel is wheelchair accessible except the underground chamber.

Wheelchair Users:
Disabled persons using wheelchairs can access the entire nave of the Sansevero Chapel and the Nave. However, the narrow 19th-century staircase prevents wheelchair users from accessing the underground chamber housing the Anatomical Machines.

Guided Tours in Sign Language: People with hearing impairment can make use of a guided tour in Italian sign language. 

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Eating or drinking beverages is not allowed inside the Chapel, nor is there an eatery within the premises. You can however try the following restaurants nearby:

Trattoria C’era una volta: Come here for a homely atmosphere and a taste of traditional Italian food, located only 280m away. 

La Locanda Del Grifo: Dine outdoors on a patio and taste some great pizza and other Italian delights in this restaurant located 140m from the museum. 

Monsù: Have a gourmet experience and relax with a glass of wine in a quaint little restaurant 110m from the Chapel. 

Bellini Restaurant: Fancy a drink with your meal? just 350m ahead you will find the Bellini Restaurant resto-bar.

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Budget Hotels: B&B Civico 16 (300m)

Mid-range Hotels: B&B Neapolis Bellini (350m)

Luxury Hotels: Relais San Severo (300m)

  • Dress Code: Since the Sansevero Chapel is a religious site, you are advised to dress modestly for your visit.
  • Photography: Photography is strictly not allowed inside the chapel.
  • Food & Drinks: You cannot consume food and beverages while inside the chapel.
  • Booking Tickets: All visits to the Sansevero Chapel Museum should be booked in advance.
  • Entry: Show your ticket at the entrance to the Sansevero Chapel to get in.
  • Mobile Phones: Usage of mobile phones within the premises is not allowed 
  • Pets: Pets are not allowed inside the Chapel.
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  • Royal Palace of Caserta: You are sure to be mesmerized at the Royal Palace of Caserta with its Baroque and Neoclassical architecture, spacious interiors, beautiful gardens, and vistas.
  • Citaa della Scienca: Visit this Città della Scienza, a paradise for science enthusiasts with interactive exhibits, a planetarium, and innovative labs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Veiled Christ Tickets

Q. Are the Veiled Christ tickets available online?

A. Yes, Cristo Velato tickets are available online. Remember to book in advance to get your preferred slots.

Q. What do Veiled Christ tickets include?

A. Veiled Christ tickets permit entrance to the Chapel of Sansevero which holds the Veiled Christ and comes with a  guided walking tour in which you will get to see famous piazzas and alleyways in Naples with the help of a tour guide.

Q. What is the best time to visit the Veiled Christ?

A. The best way to avoid crowds is to visit the Sansevero Chapel as early as possible, preferably in the mornings. You can also visit during midday when crowds disperse for lunch.

Q. What is the cancelation policy for Naples Veiled Christ tickets?

A. Cristo Velato tickets can be canceled up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund. 

Q. What is the Veiled Christ in Naples?

A. The Cristo Velato or the Veiled Christ is a renowned marble sculpture created by Guiseppe Sanmartino. It is known for its tissue-thin shroud of marble covering the body of the fallen Lord Jesus Christ. 

Q. What parts of the museum can I access with the Veiled Christ tickets?

A. You can access all parts of the Chapel Sansevero including the entire nave where the Veiled Christ is kept, the sacristy, and the underground chamber of the anatomical machines. 

Q. Can I get skip-the-line tickets for the Veiled Christ?

A. At present, skip-the-line tickets are not available. 

Q. How long does it take to complete a Veiled Christ tour?

A. The guided walking tour, which includes the viewing of the Cristo Velato takes about two and a half hours to complete.  

Q. What are the Veiled Christ's opening hours?

A. The Cristo Velato is open between 9 AM and 7 PM. However, there are special timings that are followed on certain days that can be viewed here on the official website. 

Q. Where is the Veiled Christ located?

A. The Sansevero Chapel Museum is located in Via F. De Sanctis in the heart of Naples’ historical town center.