Palazzo Sangro Di Sansevero Naples

The Palazzo Sangro Di Sansevero is a historical building on the Piazza San Domenico Maggiore in Naples. Although later renovated multiple times, the original structure dates from the 16th century. Two centuries later, Raimondo de Sangro conducted his experiments here, the results of which can be seen in the Sansevero Chapel.

Palazzo Sangro Di Sansevero Naples

Address, times and ticket

The address is Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, 9 – Napoli. Metro: Dante. The nearest bus stop is Dante-Port’Alba (139, 168, 178, 182, 184, 201, 301, 460, 584, 604, C63, N3, N8). The Palazzo Sangro Di Sansevero is not open to the public.

History and description

Palazzo Sangro di Sansevero Naples
Main portal.

The Palazzo Sangro di Sansevero was commissioned by Paolo di Sangro in the 16th century. The palace was to be the residence of the family.

In the 18th century it came into the hands of Prince Raimondo di Sangro, the founder of the Sansevero Chapel. The prince was also an inventor, and two somewhat sinister anatomical models can be seen in the basement of the Sansevero Chapel.

At the time, the palazzo was still connected to the chapel by a passage.

He had the interior embellished by frescoes by Belisario Corenzio and the “seasons” wall paintings by Francesco Celebrano.

Of the original building, only the façade remains. However, the portal was added later and was designed by Picchiatti and executed by Vitale Finelli.

Palazzo Sangro Di Sansevero, Naples