Underground and inclusive Naples
Located in the northern part of the city, between the Archaeological Museum of Naples and Capodimonte, Rione Sanità is one of the most famous and characteristic districts of the Neapolitan capital. It was built around the axis of Via Sanità at the end of the sixteenth century to extend to the area of the San Gennaro Hospital called dei Poveri, on a previous Greco-Roman site destined for burial. You can still see the remains of Hellenistic hypogeums and early Christian catacombs, such as those of San Gennaro and San Gaudioso, which we recommend you visit.
In Borgo delle Vergini there is one of the liveliest areas of the city, thanks to the important operation of relaunching the neighborhood. On the road overlook important baroque buildings. We point out the Spanish Palace, the Church of Santa Maria dei Vergini, the Church of the Mission and the Church of Santa Maria Succurre Miseris. Nearby are the Church of Sant'Aspreno ai Crociferi and the Church of Santa Maria della Misericordia, popularly known as la Misericordiella.
Despite the high level of social marginalization, the ward is being redeemed thanks to the efforts of local artisans and merchants. It is no coincidence that Piazza Sanità is part of the top ten Civic Places in Italy, places that have distinguished themselves for beauty, commitment and inclusiveness.