My Actifit RC: May17th 23 - Alive sightseeing in Naples the back, 2nd stage - IAAC #350

A dear greeting to all lovers of physical activities that populate the mythical community of Actifit.

Wednesday was also marred by the fatal Libyan disturbance that caused the second devastating flood in Emilia Romagna in a month and there are dozens of deaths this time. In Italy, much is done to demonstrate climate change and then forget about it when the first incinerator is to be built for political reasons.

Without disturbing the theories of which illustrious scientists have become spokesmen in Italy we have a problem of hydrogeological instability that everyone wants to solve but no one takes concrete initiatives to address the problem.

Coming to my #iamalivechallenge 350. Taking advantage of moments of calm in the storm I went down to the area of the local health unit to run errands, pay the city waste tax and celebrate another #alive day.

In the afternoon, since the storm had passed, I took the bus to visit a recently renovated church that removed the external scaffolding and is almost finished.

It is the church of Santa Caterina in Formiello. The name recalls that it was a church built between 1500 and 1600, in the area of the aqueducts and the name comes from the Latin.

It is one of the churches of more recent construction than those I am accustomed to showing you and is one of the few that retains its original architectural form in the city of Naples.

The church stood at the entrance of Porta Capuana in an area of expansion of the medieval walls of the city and was built by Florentine architects who owe the beautiful and innovative shape for the time.

Outside there is the shrine of San Gennaro. One of the many monuments erected to the legendary patron saint of the city and martyr of the Romans. Unfortunately, this monument is abandoned in a state of pitiful decay.

I state that I, in this wonderful architectural work, I was the first time I entered and therefore I had an impact of amazement to see the extraordinary beauty preserved in this ancient place of worship starting from this magnificent marble stoup.

I was deeply impressed by the altar with the sculptures of the noble family of Spinelli composed of statues of fine workmanship, Renaissance frescoes and baroque style finishes and I had to sweat seven shirts to contrast the strong light behind that prevented me from taking pictures worthy of the work I was in front of.

In one aisle of the church are kept the famous relics of the martyrs of Otranto who, faced with the possibility of having saved his life by denying his faith and death chose the second option in front of the Turks who had conquered the region.

Because of the Nazis and the fascists, in World War II, we must have the ceiling of the church half-painted because a part of the masterpiece drawn in the ceiling was damaged in the war operations.

Unfortunately, the war is not the only event of 1900 to martyr the church. It also received considerable damage from the Irpinia earthquake of 1980 and now, after 43 years we have come to an almost complete restoration and, although the misfortunes have left deep scars, A remarkable number of artistic and architectural works has survived leaving exceptional evidence of the splendor of Renaissance Naples.

Hoping you enjoyed the sightseeing tour it’s time to get the bus home and, Finally, I would like to thank all my friends from the tribe of #Alive and all the new friends who happened between the lines of my stories for reading my thoughts and see you at the next #actifit report.
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