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Has anybody visited Cappella di Sansevero in Naples?

Has anybody visited Cappella di Sansevero in Naples?

May 31st, 2006, 04:36 PM
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Has anybody visited Cappella di Sansevero in Naples?

My husand and I will be traveling to Naples next spring and I was wondering if anybody has spent time in cappella di sansevero chapel. Was it worth the trip and how difficult would it be to get there from the port of Naples, as we will be on a cruise. Thanks for your help.
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Jun 1st, 2006, 01:12 PM
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Hi K,

It is worth the visit, if only to see the Veiled Christ.

It's about 1.5 km from the boat dock.

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Jun 1st, 2006, 06:44 PM
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Thanks Ira, We will actually be in Naples on Easter Sunday and I'm a bit concerned about we'll find open. Any other suggestions?
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Jun 1st, 2006, 06:53 PM
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I think it's fantastic. It is very tiny, and I was also told to go there to see the Veiled Christ, but I actually was much more fascinated by the other statues.

Double check me on this, but I think the world-famous archeological museum in Napoli is open on Sundays. I think I went on a Sunday and it's marvelous. And Napoli's most important churches should also be open (except during the lunch hour.) I didn't go to the Capidomonte, but I would think it would be open, too.

Look into hiring a reliable driver/guide to Naploli to drive you all over the place and take you someplace special for a lunch (pizza?) and for a pastry and coffee in the later part of the day. Napoli is a fantastic, eye-popping, jaw-dropping city. See as much of it as you can.

I'm sure people on Fodor's could recommend some reliable guides to you.
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Jun 1st, 2006, 06:56 PM
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The archeological museum may be open on Sundays, but I doubt anything is open on Easter Sunday, perhaps including Sansevero except for Mass.
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Jun 1st, 2006, 07:13 PM
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This subject has come up several times on Fodor's.

Italy is not a very religiously observant country. There is a national holiday the day after Easter, but most things are open on Sundays, except for the restaurants that usually close that day. But double check with research on the web. Here are some places to start:

http://www.travelplan.it/naples_guid...es_museums.htm

http://www.naples.world-guides.com/m...galleries.html

But Napoli itself is a sight to behold. Spending the afternoon driving and walking around is quite compelling.
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Jun 1st, 2006, 07:34 PM
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If you want to know what is and isn't open in Napoli or how to plan a tour on Easter Sunday, try contacting the tourist board in Napoli directly:

[email protected]
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Jun 2nd, 2006, 08:04 AM
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Hi K,

Capella Sansevero is normally open 10-13:00 on Sundays.

I don't know about Easter Sunday, however.

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Jun 3rd, 2006, 03:56 PM
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I have to ask, what Cruise will you be on. I had the same question as my husband and I will be in Naples Easter 2007 as well.
I have heard there is a parade on Easter, but I don't know where or when.
That is all I have been able to find out.
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Jun 4th, 2006, 02:57 PM
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Miki, I have sent a message to the info in Naples address that nessundorma was kind enough to send. As soon as I receive anything, I will let you know. BTW, we will be on Carnival's Freedom.
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Jun 6th, 2006, 11:10 AM
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I almost thought as much. We will be on the Freedom as well.
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Jun 6th, 2006, 01:49 PM
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miki, This is great. Have you looked at the cruise critic message boards. I started one for the April 7 sailing. So far, there are only four of us, but it's early. Please join us.
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=346302
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Jun 8th, 2006, 01:28 PM
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I have joined that group. Thanks for starting it.
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Jun 8th, 2006, 07:04 PM
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Miki, I'm glad you joined! You sound excited to be going and I really didn't want to be the only one!
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