Commissioned by King Charles of Bourbon, Europe's oldest working theater was built in 1737. It wasn't long before its ... More
Teatro San Carlo
Commissioned by King Charles of Bourbon, Europe's oldest working theater was built in 1737. It wasn't long before its magnificent architecture and exquisite blue, gold and silver decors, complimented by a program with wider public appeal, was attracting praises from both home and abroad. Completely destroyed by a fire in 1816, Ferdinand I of Bourbon ordered the theatre to be rebuilt just six days later. The results were an improved quality of the acoustic and an extended stage. The opera season begins in January in Naples.
There is an open area towards Piazza San Babila on Corso Vittorio Emanuele, onto which the impressive church of San
Carlo al Corso looks. It was designed by the Neo Classical architect, Carlo Amati, 1839 47. By pulling back ...
Legend has it that the origins of this church lie in the coming of St Peter to Naples, where he
took his first mass at the altar in the atrium. This is commemorated in the painting which hangs above ...
This church was once part of a large monastery complex spread out between Via Santa Chiara, Via Benedetto Croce, Giovanni
Maggiore Pignatelli and Pallonetto di Santa Chiara. It is no longer a place of worship but functions as the ...