Category: churchs

  • The Duomo of Naples

    The Duomo of Naples

    The Duomo of Naples is one of the most important religious buildings of the city, both for its centuries-old history and the symbolic value of the ceremony of the dissolution of San Gennaro’s blood. Its official name is the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.   The first religious structure to be built on the site, […]

  • Visit Basilica San Lorenzo maggiore – Naples

    Visit Basilica San Lorenzo maggiore – Naples

    The Church of San Lorenzo Maggiore is one of the most fascinating monuments of the Gothic age in southern Italy.  It is located in Piazza San Gaetano, in the historical centre of Naples, and its design and the later works’s history are quite complex. The early-Christian basilica was dedicated to the Protomartyr Lorenzo, and it was raised at the […]

  • Church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio

    Church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio

    The church of Santa Maria delle anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, one of the main baroque monuments of Naples, is located in via Tribunali. The fame and importance of this church, already famous in the seventeenth century, are mainly related to its Baroque decoration, centered on funeral themes, and the cult of the deceased. The […]

  • Visit Sansevero Chapel – Naples

    Visit Sansevero Chapel – Naples

    Sansevero Chapel, also called Santa Maria della Pietà of Sangro, was founded in 1590 by Giovanni Francesco di Sangro, Prince of Sansevero and enlarged by his son Alessandro starting in 1608: he had the intention of addressing it as the burial place of several members of his family. It is one of the most interesting […]

  • Visit Santa Maria degli Angeli in Pizzofalcone – Naples

    Visit Santa Maria degli Angeli in Pizzofalcone – Naples

    The church was founded in 1587 by order of Constance Doria del Carretto, who donated it to the Teatini fathers. It was designed by the architect Francesco Grimaldi in 1610 and rebuilt to its present appearance. The church is composed of three naves with a Latin cross plan inscribed in a rectangle, at the sides […]

  • Visit San Domenico Maggiore Church – Naples

    Visit San Domenico Maggiore Church – Naples

    The Basilica of San Domenico Maggiore is filled with artworks collected over the centuries by the most noble and prestigious families of Naples, together with the holders of the patronage of the chapels. The construction of the Dominican Basilica and the adjacent convent started in 1283 by the will of Charles II of Anjou. Because of […]