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Wow! Cloisters can have a charm of their own, but add the beauty of Majolica tiling plus frescoes and you have a place of great serenity and beauty at the same time. Early morning lighting provides a golden glow that becomes washed out by mid...More
Naples disappoints - run down and graffiti covered with rubbish in the streets it fails to impress even on the basis of the faded historic buildings but this monastery is something of an oasis amongst the other decay.
The church is largely rebuilt after the...More
We went into this Gothic church after visiting its magnificent painted Majolica cloister. The interior proved to be in excellent condition, though it has been around since the 14th century and received a Baroque makeover in the 17th century. That's because a 1943 aerial bombing...More
Given that the daughter's name is Chiara, we always visit the Church with the same name in Italy (Rome, Lecce, Assisi). Even in Stockholm. Santa Chiara is the biggest Gothic Church of Naples. It is part of a large complex together with the same monastery....More
Located in Gesu Nuovo square and diagonally across the church with the same name, this Gothic-style church-convent was built between 1310 and 1328; the complex retains the citadel-like walls, setting it apart from the outside world.. Destroyed during WW II it was restored to its...More
Chiesa di Santa Chiara quite a nice church. It's in a popular area and its architectural style is interesting. We have seen a large number of churches and now do not get too excited after seeing "another one". This church is worth visiting if you...More
Since our round trip schedule was tight we had just a little own time to explore Naples at my own pace. Luckily I found this church and now, back home, I can see how perfect place this church and its surroundings would have been if...More
This church is one of the city's largest and most important religious structures. It was built between 1310 and 1328 by Robert of Anjou for Queen Sancha who later became a nun. This church is within the Santa Chiara Museum Complex in the heart of...More