Vomero hill in Naples is characterized by two architectural landmarks: Castel Sant’Elmo and Certosa di San Martino.
Born for different reasons between XIII and XIV century B.C, their common story sometimes overlapped, in this unique part of the town. Ended the monastic part in one complex, and the military exigences in the other one, in the last four decades they become two cultural poles due to the public continuous activity of preservation and valorization. Due to the nature of the hill, this area is separated from the center and the other neighborhoods: the 414 steps of the Pedemantina are the unique way to direct approach this area from the center. Somehow, the area remains far from the mass touristic route, and so it stay the environment around it. It appears, in the common perception, a detached area.
Spontaneously, came a thought: which kind of relationships does the visitor build with such a unique cultural complex, separated from the town for the aforementioned fact? Which kind of relationships is possibile with this well stratified place?
The images voluntarily omit the richness of the collections and museum spaces in order to reflect not on these aspects in themselves, but on the links between the parts that make up the site before, and then with the city.