ITINERARY 1: Basilica of S.M Pugliano - Arciconfraternita SS. Trinity - Vintage Market

Basilica of S.M Pugliano: The church that opens onto Piazza Pugliano, now restored to its former glory, has been a papal basilica since 1574. An ancient tradition, not supported by historical data, recalls the passage of San Pietro per Resina. Certain sources document the existence and fame of the sanctuary at least since the 11th century. In its present form, the basilica dates back to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and only the beautiful bell tower remains of the original facade. A plaque in Latin recalls the great indulgences granted by Pope Gregory XIII in 1579 and another, the visit that Pius IX made to the sanctuary in 1849. Of great historical value is a Madonna with child, carved in Vesuvian stone: it dates back to the 1500s, and could be one of the oldest images of the virgin venerated in Pugliano. Inside, two fourteenth-century wooden sculptures, the venerated statue of the Madonna delle Grazie placed on the high altar and, in a chapel, the Black Crucifix. The baptismal basin is an ancient "labrum" (small basin) adapted to a baptistery in 1425, as attested by the inscription on the rim of the basin. Two other statues of the sixteenth century represent S. Pietro and S. Aspreno. The so-called Madonna of "Ampellone" or "Ancient Madonna" was worshiped until the fourteenth century, as it was believed that it was a Byzantine table of the ninth century. In reality it is an 18th century canvas glued on wood. In the chapel of S. Antonio, on the right wall, there are two pagan sarcophagi of the 2nd and 4th century AD respectively, which were adapted to altars until the 16th century. The pulpit (1685) and the sacristy which contains solid walnut cabinets are of exquisite wooden workmanship.

Archconfraternity of SS. Trinità: On the left side of the facade of S. Maria in Pugliano is the church of the Royal Archconfraternity of the SS. Trinity. Built in the 1600s, Ferdinand II, in 1850, awarded it the title of Archconfraternity as it was the oldest in Resina. The same title was granted by Pius IX in 1851. The interior, with the barrel vault, has gilded coffers in recent times and stucco cornices. In the apse there is a throne with two Corinthian-style marble columns. The canvas represents the Virgin with Child, God the Father and the dove-Holy Spirit. On the left and right, two wooden aedicules enclose the statues of the Risen Christ and Madonna del Rosario. The most significant work is the inlaid wooden Confratelli Choir, performed in 700. The pulpit, in stucco, is from 1916. In the sacristy there is also an ancient bas-relief of the Redeemer.

Vintage Market: The Resina market is perhaps the most famous of the markets for used things, second-hand clothes and military surplus in the entire central-south. It takes place throughout the week, including Sundays, in the crowded streets and squares around via Pugliano, in Ercolano. It was born during the Second World War, in 1944, when objects and clothes stolen from passing American convoys were sold in this center of Naples and has grown in the following years to become an institution. Having overcome a moment of crisis after the earthquake of the 1980s, when the buildings in via Pugliano had suffered extensive structural damage, the market was reborn after 1996 thanks to an intense restructuring and redevelopment program. Resina is the paradise of vintage clothing and you can find practically everything you have always wanted, from furs to Chanel dresses, from seventies jeans to Manolo Blanick shoes, from bon ton patent leather bags to woolen hats. Afghan fighters. & nbsp; In addition to the sellers of what were once called "pezze" (rags) and which are now highly sought-after items of clothing, it is possible to find fake and real jewels, vintage costume jewelery, and new low-cost goods. Much frequented by young people from all over Naples, of course, and by Cinecittà costume designers: the stage costumes of films such as "The Hundred Steps", "The Best of Youth", "First give me a kiss" come from Resina, just to name a few. .


Basilica of Pugliano

Piazza Pugliano 1, Ercolano Dettagli

Royal Archconfraternity Holy Trinity

Piazza Pugliano 1, Ercolano Dettagli

Vintage Market

Via Pugliano, Ecolano Dettagli




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The church that opens onto Pugliano Square, now restored to its former glory, has been a papal basilica since 1574. An ancient tradition, unsupported by historical data, recalls St. Peter's passage through Resina.


Rising in the 1600s, Ferdinand II, in 1850, awarded it the title of Archconfraternity because it was the oldest in Resina.


It was born during World War II, in 1944, when items and clothes stolen from passing American convoys were sold in this Neapolitan center, and has grown in subsequent years to become an institution.


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