Chi siamo

About us

The Association aims to enhance and protect the NAPLES Nonprofit invites historical and cultural identity of Naples and Neapolitans, encouraging the confrontation with local realities.
The goal is to protect,promote and enhance the assets of artistic and historical interest, pursuing relationships with associations and institutions already on the city territory and with anyone interested in participatory and responsible sharing of conviviality relations with the city's population. The intention is also to organize and implement, at national and transnational level, meetings with associations or institutions which are interested to entertain friendly relations,enabling Exchange of experience with the city population, for developing peace between peoples and the democratic legality within the United.

Sectors of activity

NAPLES invites aims to operate in sectors of activity:

  1. meetings with other associations and institutions operating in the territory a citizen, national or supra-national, they are interested in entertaining relations of friendship, enabling Exchange of experience with the city population, to develop peace between peoples and the legality Democratic within States;
  2. new forms of socio economic collaboration between people, associations and institutions, who are interested to establish between them Exchange relations, not of a commercial nature but marked by conviviality investee, to develop the responsible sharing among the same people, associations and institutions;
  3. initiatives to promote employment and the birth of small productive activity, artisan-type species, on the city territory;
  4. initiatives to promote primary and secondary schooling, with particular reference to the weakest categories (such as children at risk and foreigners);
  5. cultural initiatives, feature stories and information on traditions, history and current social life by Wards, Ancient and modern neighborhoods and Villages of City;
  6. initiatives aimed at reuse, including temporary, and at practices of self-management of nationals or suburban buildings and spaces, especially historic or environmental importance, lying in a State of neglect or are not properly used or are exposed to environmental risk.

First steps of the Association

"They called the" Valley of the tombs ". It's, Although Egypt is far, is perhaps the right denomination for these incredible Tuff canyon splitting la collina dei Colli Aminei and glide up to piazza Cavour and via Foria crossing the Virgins and health. Here, long before a huge quarry became a giant charnel house (the Fontanelle cemetery), and before that Christians would lead the catacombs which would have hosted the martyr Gennaro, the Greeks came to give a final farewell to their loved ones. For an obscure reason, This piece of land – which was then, Obviously, far outside the walls – was elected for sacral ritual funeral venue. "

So, in the book "subterranean Naples", the author (Antonio Piedimonte) introduces the path dedicated to Greek-Roman funerary tombs discovered, already in 1685, in the heart of Rione Sanità.

This territory has always been, somehow, dealing with the sacred. And the sacred bear witness not only the catacombs and the many, some admirable, churches that meet wandering in the neighborhood, But even the memory of holy people who lived in different times. The Holy Martyr Patron Saint Gennaro, n |. Severus (Holy Bishop that, on the principle of the 5th century ad. C., constructed his tomb, then place of miracles, where is now the church dedicated to him, below the Hill of Capodimonte), n |. Alphonsus Liguori, Holy piety (author of the text of "Tu scendi dalle stelle" and "Quanno nascette Ninno").

And it is thanks to popular piety that, in this region as in other places of the historical center of Naples, the sacred has been handed down and originally humanized, in the many shrines, in the cult of "capuzzelle" and "pezzentelle" and anime, yet, in the many manifestations of art crib. But popular piety has many times manifested, often in ways affected, in the noble sentiment of pity of man with man. Over time, have sprung up so, also in this area, hospices, admissions, crates and group home: places where you are given and, even today, you from concreteness to one of the fundamental principles of civil society and called "solidarity".

Read the Statute of the Association
Read the Unesco Declaration on cultural diversity