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The Monumental Complex of St. Chiara, including the Church, the Monastery and the Convent, had been raised since 1310 to 1328 by the will of the King Roberto d’Angio and his wife Sancia of Majorca. The sovereigns, both devoted to St. Francis of...more
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After walking round Naples for a bit we looked at a typical tourist map to see what was near us and spotted this place, from the outside it looks like just a walled off area of little purpose, however we were so wrong! Once inside...More
We had 2 hours to kill before heading to the airport and spontaneously decided to visit the monastery. What a pleasant surprise! The tiled garden full of orange and citrus trees was beautiful, not to mention the archaeological sites. Combine it with a visit of...More
This old monastery has it all. It is now a wonderful museum with the most beautifully tiled cloisters and an archeological site dating to Roman times. The museum is essentially ecclesiastic and perhaps less interesting. Worth it all to spend time in those cloisters but...More
Most people will come here to see the hand painted Majolica ceramic formal gardens in the courtyard and this is a star attraction. An area of calm away from busier streets featuring citrus trees. It is worth exploring what else is on offer. A museum...More
Large Norman style churches are rare in these parts because during the 16th and 17th centuries, the existing churches were redecorated in baroque style.
Baroque decoration and architecture involves cladding walls in multicoloured marble, installing statues in white marble, reliefs of cherubs, paintings and ornaments....More
Just opposite Chiesa Gesu Nuovo are the monastery and cloisters of this enclosed garden. The columns and walls are covered in decorated tiles of bright yellow, green, terracotta and blue. There is a fee for entry but the bonus is the tranquility of escaping the...More
Such a tranquil and beautiful spot amidst the chaos and grit of Naples. This is my must-see recommendation for Naples. Don't forget to appreciate the restored artwork depicting saints and other scenes from the Bible. And remember to look up to marvel at the lovely...More
So much to see - lovely frescoes all around, immaculate tiled columns, a great museum of artifacts. But be warned, do not sit on the tiles, or even put your belongings down on them! Well, you can understand why!