The Archeological Site
The archaeological area, where the remains of the ancient Forum of Neapolis are visible, is the most important archaeological site in the historic center of Naples. A real archaeological area about 10 meters deep. Inside the eighteenth-century cloister, part of the macellum, the Roman market, is visible. The lower levels of the excavation highlight the complex structure of the entire area, a series of nine shops, each consisting of two barrel-vaulted rooms open to the street, where commercial and craft activities took place.
The Basilica among the oldest in Naples
With the advent of Charles I of Anjou, the Basilica was the first church to be rebuilt according to the unmistakable French Gothic style, introduced by the workers following Charles I. The current plan of the Basilica has a single large central nave, Apse and 23 side chapels.
The Opera Museum of San Lorenzo Maggiore
It is set up in the sixteenth-century rooms around and in the civic tower. It presents a real cross-section of the history of Naples from the classical age to the nineteenth century and illustrates the stratifications present within the monumental complex, from the Greco-Roman era to the eighteenth century.
The Chapter Hall
In the middle of the east side of the cloister is the entrance to the Chapter Hall, enriched by a Gothic portal from the second quarter of the fourteenth century, flanked by splendid four-lancet windows and surmounted by a low arched lunette.
The Hall of Virtues by Luigi Rodriguez
Consisting of a grandiose rectangular room, an elegant Swabian-era vestibule which, according to Celano, was once frescoed like the cloister. The frescoes on the walls and vaults date back to the early 1600s: they were painted by Luigi Rodriguez, during the reign of Philip III, on behalf of the viceroy Ferdinando Ruiz di Castro and Andrada.