June to September
Tuesday to Friday: from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 17.30 to 21.00
Saturday and Sunday: from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 17.30 to 21.30
Busts and statues of Saints, chalices and patens, ostensories and reliquaries, candle holders and lamps, the silverware room hosts objects prestigious for their beauty and solemnity. Silver: a strongly evocative metal, the material mostly appreciated for its smoothness, polichromy, and in the sparkling embroidered altar frontispieces and vestments, indispensable for the sumptuousness that the rituals required.
The commissioning both ecclesiastical and laical for the realization of precious ornaments, interested the already established Neapolitan silver workshops, influenced by the Spanish political and cultural domination.
A museum is a place where one should lose one’s head. (Renzo Piano)