Napoli (Italy), 29/12/2013 – Rione Sanità (Literally “Health Alley” in Italian) is a neighbourhood in Naples, part of the Stella quarter. Was originally established as a home for noble and rich families of Naples’ aristochracy the area eventually turned into one of the most infamous and degraded of Naples.
It is located north of Naples’ historical centre, adjacent to the Capodimonte hill.
The statue of St. Vincenzo Ferrer, O’Monacone, in the church of Santa Maria. The saint was historically “adopted” by the Camorra.
The busts of San Gennaro, Masaniello and the ball of the football team of Napoli in the church of Santa Maria.
The settlement in Rione Sanità was originally established as a home for noble and rich families of Naples’ aristochracy (As witnessed by palazzi such as Palazzo Sanfelice and Palazzo dello Spagnolo) .
The dramatic situation of the area has attracted volunteer and humanitarian efforts, such as those of the Comboni Missionaries that have been operating for years in support of Rione Sanità’s population.
On the road between scooters and clothes hanging.
On the peeling walls can still read the names of some former players of the football team of Napoli, the Italian champion in 1987.
An old murals depicting the famous football player Diego Armando Maradona.