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THE CENTER OF NAPLES

written by Beata Cox

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One example is the Piazza del Gesu’ with her namesake church. The Chiesa del Gesu’ is located at the center of the square near the popular neighborhoods. Visiting the church in many perceive the sensation of having already seen it and it doesn’t make mistakes because the church is taken in one of the last scenes of the movie "Matrimonio all’Italiana" played beautifully by the great and the legendary Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.

The Chiesa del Gesu’ Nuovo was built by the Jesuits in late 1500, taking advantage of the façade with ashlar diamond belonging to the Palazzo Sanseverino 1400. It would seem according to experts and scholars that each stone was engraved with esoteric symbols that should have been a good omen, except that the reproduction is occurring on the contrary obtaining the opposite effect.

It is said that all the owners of the building were evicted. In the same square is the magnificent Basilica of Santa Chiara with its tiled cloister of the XIV century and octagonal shaped. The cloister really worth a visit especially in springtime when there are lemons in flower and it is pervaded by a sublime smell.

Painted on the walls that surround the cloister are decorated majestically Franciscan history. If you're thinking you've already seen the wonders of Naples you're wrong, just go to San Gregorio Armeno to discover the true art crib, handed down for centuries from father to son ...

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    monastero santa chiara
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    piazza plebiscito
  • Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo
    Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo
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    Gesù Nuovo

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