Entrance to the Museum
The collection includes torture instruments used in the Middle Ages that testify to how human cruelty had no limits in inflicting pain on fellow human beings, exposing the worst side of human beings. The Torture Museum bears witness to the history of the Medieval, Spanish and Roman Inquisition.
The exhibition proudly recounts how the Neapolitans opposed the establishment of the Inquisition in Naples imposed by Spanish viceroy Don Pedro de Toledo. A rebellion led by Tommaso Aniello di Sorrento, which cost 2000 lives, but freed Naples from the Inquisition trials.
A museum that through historiographical rigour shows the path, not yet finished, towards freedom and tolerance of thought, fostering solidarity between peoples with different beliefs