Zevallos Museum

The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula – Caravaggio © Maria Sannino

In the core of Monumental Naples, along the famous via Roma, there is a remarkable building, the Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, which hosts one of the most beautiful museums of the amizing city of Naples.

The building is decorated in Liberty style and has an internal courtyard which was transformed first into a bank reception and later into a beautiful hall covered by a stained glass ceiling in the floral style, typical of art-nouveau.

Significant artworks are displayed on the upper floor. Among the most beautiful and noteworthy are paintings made by Luca Giordano, Francesco Solimena, Anthon Smith Pitloo, Artemisia Gentileschi, Gasparre Van Vittel.

The Posillipo School and the Resina School which were both flourishing during the nineteenth century in Naples, are well represented in a large hall while Vincenzo Gemito’s masterpieces, among which paintings and scupltures which made the Neapolitan artist famous all over the world, are displayed in a separate room.

The centerpiece of the Zevallos collection however, is the last work made by the famous painter Caravaggio who was in Naples in 1610 and painted The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula, murdered brutally by Attila, the King of the Huns. The beautiful canvas is displayed in a delicious room as a solo painting in order to give customers the opportunity to stare at it at their own pace. 

In order to get more info about this special tour with a qualified tourist guide of the Campania region, please do not hesitate to contact the following e-mail address: belsannino@gmail.com

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