At the center of Piazza San Domenico stands the splendid St Dominic spire, constructed before the one of the Immaculate ... More
Guglia di San Domenico (La)
At the center of Piazza San Domenico stands the splendid St Dominic spire, constructed before the one of the Immaculate Conception which can be found on the Piazza del Gesù Nuovo. It was constructed after the terrible plague epidemic of 1656. Designed by Francesco Antonio Picchiatti and later finished in 1737 by Antonio Domenico Vaccaro. It was funded by the Dominicans, with contributions by the citizens. The Baroque monument is adorned with medallions of male and female saints of the Dominican Order. At the very top stands a bronze statue of St Dominic.
The church of Santa Chiara was built between 1310 and 1328. The original design of the church's interior was completely
transformed by Domenico Antonio Vaccaro between 1742 and 1747 and the entire Gothic structure was covered by magnificent Baroque ...
This is an extremely interesting archaeological tourist route that starts at the Grotta di Seiano at the end of the
Coroglio descent. The route follows a tunnel through roughly 770 meters of the tufo Posillipo hill, so joining the ...
The Arts Institute found temporary accommodation in a wing of the Palazzo degli Studio which subsequently became an Archaeological Museum.
In 1863, a new location was found for the Institute as part of the renovation of the Fosse del ...
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