Via Belsito, Napoli, 80123 NA, Italia
Even if there’re no signs reporting it, there is a very important building from the 1800s in “via Belsito” – in Posillipo area – which has nothing to do with its neighbourhood, but it’s just incredible. Not many people are used to go there as it’s not very famous even in between Neapolitans, but what you can find inside it’s unreal: Egyptian sculptures which perfectly melt together with Roman sacred art, but also frescos and gardens which will take you to the Far East. On the lower floor there is a Church where Masses were used to be celebrated, unfortunately just in the past… while imposing events still happens on the upper floor. One of the most important things there are definitely its mosaics, granite columns, decorated vaults, hand-carved walls in piperno rocks, panels and altars decorated with gold, copper and bronze… and the incredible vaults on the terrace overlooking the Gulf in its total beauty. Neapolitan dead heroes couldn’t have asked for something better than that.
This mausoleum hosted also Salvo d’Acquisto’s body, who was a Second World War hero, and nowadays there are the Neapolitan fallens from First World War and The Four Days of Naples. Just think that Mr. Schilizzi, the banker who built this place, made it just to keep his loved ones…
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