Naples underground

Acces staircase

Birth on the stairs

In winter of 1943, Carmela Montagna 25 years old, long hair, black eyes, on the stairs of underground in S.Anna di Palazzo gave birth to a baby girl. After her birth the mother preferred to live there, at a forty meters depth, rather than fighting every day with the fear of bombing.

After six month unfortunately the small life of Anna ended, because of pneumonia, caused by 90% humidity, the same as today.

Stairs where Carmela Montagna gave birth to her baby girl

The  stairs where Mrs Montagna gave birth to her baby girl