La storia e gli interventi di restauro nella chiesa della SS. Annunziata in Napoli
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura, 2020
History and restoration work in the SS. Annunziata church in Naples
During the last World War, in the city of Naples, the districts of the coastal strip are among the most affected areas as they are more exposed to attacks from the sea. Disastrous consequences occurred on a large part of the urban fabric and on several monuments such as noble palaces and churches. Among these the SS. Annunziata (the church of the Annunciation) suffered serious damages especially in the dome. It is known that in the post-war period the principles of restoration contained in the Athens Charter (1931) were questioned and it was preferred to rebuild or compensate the heavily damaged monuments, rather than lose their memory. The need to save what had been partially destroyed by the conflict put the architects, faced with the most disparate cases, in the conditions to intervene on a case by case basis with rules dictated by the sensitivity of each of them, rather than follow the international Charters shared principles.