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Unknowing we went out of way to this church to mainly see the Caravaggios. They are now in the Capodimonte museum up the hill. What a disappointment. The church does have some fine art, but these were the best. How did they talk the church...More
After visiting Rome, Sorrento & Capri we had one day in Naples. We stumbled across this church for some shade to be honest however what a great find. The best church visited outside of St Peters. Amazing things to see inside.
I am writing this after my return home from Naples and know that there are loads of beautiful churches in Naples. This was the first that really amazed me with its beautiful arches, ceiling art and religious iconography. I am not religious, my girlfriend is,...More
We came across this church while walking in Naples one afternoon. We went inside and to our amazing surprise saw the beauty of this structure. It is very impressive inside. The altars are beautiful and well done. Such a great interior. You can't help but...More
Only ten minutes walk from Piazza Gesu Nuovo and Santa Chiara. An austere exterior but climb the steps and once inside, just marvel at its beauty.
Entry to the church is free but donations are asked for - 2 euros seemed fair. Entrance to the...More
Simple and quite modest from the outside, impressive on the inside. Beautiful interior decorations, paintings and statues of this 14th century basilica, founded by the friars of the Dominican Order. The "Sacred Relics Chamber", best known as “Treasure Chamber”, was built in 1690 with the...More
We first spied this church when visiting the big square -- Piazza San Domenico Maggiore -- below. After lunch, we climbed 46 steps from the square to an entrance that took us into a 10th-century church around which the 13th-century Chiesa di San Domenico Maggiore...More
San Domenico Maggiore is part of the former (and older than the Church), the Dominican monastery complex.It is located very unusual: the apse deployed to the square, but facade is hidden from the eyes. The Church, built by Gothic style, was transformed during the Baroque...More
This church has two facades, one facing Piazza San Domenico and the main one which is reached via a courtyard at the opposite side of the church. There are impressive works of art inside including a chapel filled with frescoes by Pietro Cavallini (early 14th...More