Quattro Giornate Station
Metro Line 1

Domenico Orlacchio | 2001

The building of the station, which was designed by the architect Domenico Orlacchio and inaugurated in 2001, gave an entirely new look to Piazza Quattro Giornate. This included providing new gathering areas with green spaces. Besides these developments, there is a conspicuous continuity between the works of art located within the station, and those located in the area outside: the great metal sculpture of Renato Barisani, and the two bronzes of athletes by Lydia Cottone, placed between the garden’s flowerbeds.
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The station is- like the piazza surrounding it- named for the days of the uprising that freed Naples from Nazi occupation. The grand entrance hall houses paintings and reliefs in bronze by Nino Longobardi, inspired by the Neapolitan resistance. Descending down towards the platforms, we find hunting scenes and “warriors” by Sergio Fermariello, the sculpture made of crushed sheets of aluminium of Baldo Diodato, and Sabe que la lucha es cruel, by Anna Sargenti.

The way up from the platform features three large reliquaries by Umberto Manzo, attached the wall by iron beams, a giant photographic image by Betty Bee confined to a light box, an oil on canvas by Maurizio Cannavacciuolo, called Love against nature, arriving finally at Fighters by Marisa Albanese, four white feminine sculptures which honour the resistance of the Four Days of Naples.


Text | Maria Corbi

Photo | Fabio Donato, Luciano Ferrara, ANM archive