49 Sights in Naples, Italy (with Map and Images)

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1. Cappella Sansevero

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Cappella Sansevero Hohenloh at English Wikipedia / Public domain

The Cappella Sansevero is a chapel located on Via Francesco de Sanctis 19, just northwest of the church of San Domenico Maggiore, in the historic center of Naples, Italy. The chapel is more properly named the Chapel of Santa Maria della Pietà. It contains works of Rococo art by some of the leading Italian artists of the 18th century.

Wikipedia: Cappella Sansevero (EN)

2. Gesù Nuovo

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Gesù Nuovo is the name of a church and a square in Naples, Italy. They are located just outside the western boundary of the historic center of the city. To the southeast of the spire, one can see a block away the Fountain of Monteoliveto and the piazza of the church of Sant'Anna dei Lombardi. The square is a result of the expansion of the city to the west beginning in the early 16th century under the rule of Spanish viceroy Pedro Alvarez de Toledo. The square of Gesù Nuovo contains three prominent landmarks:The Church of Gesù Nuovo The Church of Santa Chiara The spire or guglia of the Immaculate Virgin

Wikipedia: Gesù Nuovo (EN)

3. Castel dell'Ovo

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Castel dell'Ovo is a seafront castle in Naples, located on the former island of Megaride, now a peninsula, on the Gulf of Naples in Italy. The castle's name comes from a legend about the Roman poet Virgil, who had a reputation in the Middle Ages as a great sorcerer and predictor of the future. In the legend, Virgil put a magical egg into the foundations to support the fortifications. It remains there along with his bones, and had this egg been broken, the castle would have been destroyed and a series of disastrous events for Naples would have followed. The castle is located between the districts of San Ferdinando and Chiaia, facing Mergellina across the sea.

Wikipedia: Castel dell'Ovo (EN)

4. Torre La Brava

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The Carmine Castle was a castle in Naples, Italy. It was one of the fortifications built by the Spaniards under viceroy Pedro Álvarez de Toledo in the mid-16th century as part of the Spanish plans to surround the city with walls and forts. It stood at what was then the south-east corner of the walled city, that wall then turning in to the north. The fortress had great strategic value in the military history of the city up to and including the defense of the Neapolitan Republic of 1799 against the returning royalist forces of king Ferdinand IV. In order to make room for a modern road along the sea and the port of Naples, the fortress/castle was demolished in 1900 as part of the great urban renewal of Naples of that period. Two towers and fragmentary ruins still stand as historic markers.

Wikipedia: Carmine Castle (EN)

5. Cimitero delle Fontanelle

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The Fontanelle cemetery in Naples is a charnel house, an ossuary, located in a cave in the tuff hillside in the Materdei section of the city. It is associated with a chapter in the folklore of the city. By the time the Spanish moved into the city in the early 16th century, there was already concern over where to locate cemeteries, and moves had been taken to locate graves outside of the city walls. Many Neapolitans, however, insisted on being interred in their local churches. To make space in the churches for the newly interred, undertakers started removing earlier remains outside the city to the cave, the future Fontanelle cemetery. The remains were interred shallowly and then joined in 1656 by thousands of anonymous corpses, victims of the great plague of that year.

Wikipedia: Fontanelle cemetery (EN)

6. Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo dei Greci

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Santi Pietro e Paolo dei Greci is a church at the Campania, the historic center of Naples, in Via San Tommaso d'Aquino 51. It was the center of the Scuola dei Greci in Naples and the Confraternity of the Greeks in Naples. Around this period there was a similar church in Venice called San Giorgio dei Greci. There was also a Greek Brotherhood of Venice. A prominent member of the Greek Brotherhood was famous painter Belisario Corenzio. The church was initially dedicated to the Twelve Apostles. They began building the church at the request of one of the descendants of the Byzantine Empire Thomas Asen Palaiologos. The church currently belongs to the Greek State.

Wikipedia: Santi Pietro e Paolo dei Greci (EN)

7. Basilica di Santa Lucia a Mare

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The Pontifical Little Cathedral of Saint Lucia's Mare Sanctuary, an immortal church in Naples, is a parish with the dignity of a sanctuary and was recently declared the Little Cathedral. Sanctuary Cathedral is located in Saint Lucia, the historical center of Naples. It has always been a pilgrimage destination, built as a parish in the second half of the eighteenth century and elevated to a parish shrine in the second half of the twentieth century, dedicated to the worship of St. Lucia. The Diocese is a diocese in the Archdiocese of Naples.

Wikipedia: Basilica di Santa Lucia a Mare (IT)

8. Catacombe di San Gennaro

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The Catacombs of San Gennaro are underground paleo-Christian burial and worship sites in Naples, Italy, carved out of tuff, a porous stone. They are situated in the northern part of the city, on the slope leading up to Capodimonte, consisting of two levels, San Gennaro Superiore, and San Gennaro Inferiore. The catacombs lie under the Rione Sanità neighborhood of Naples, sometimes called the "Valley of the Dead". The site is now easily identified by the large church of Madre del Buon Consiglio.

Wikipedia: Catacombs of San Gennaro (EN)

9. Villa Comunale

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The Villa Comunale is a park in Naples, southern Italy. It was built in the 1780s by King Ferdinand IV on land reclaimed along the coast between the main body of the city and the small port of Mergellina. The park was originally a "Royal Garden", reserved for members of the royal family, but open to the public on special holidays such as the Festival of Piedigrotta. The park was opened to the general public on a permanent basis in 1869 after the unification of Italy.

Wikipedia: Villa Comunale (EN)

10. Castel Sant'Elmo

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Castel Sant'Elmo Darold Massaro from Santa Cruz, USA / CC0

Castel Sant'Elmo is a medieval fortress located on Vomero Hill adjacent to the Certosa di San Martino, overlooking Naples, Italy. The name "Sant'Elmo" derives from a former 10th-century church dedicated to Sant'Erasmo, shortened to "Ermo" and, finally altered to "Elmo". Located near the upper terminus of the Petraio, one of the city's earliest pedestrian connections between upper and lower Naples, the fortress now serves as a museum, exhibition hall, and offices.

Wikipedia: Castel Sant'Elmo (EN)

11. Chiesa della Pietà dei Turchini

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The Church of Pietà dei Turchini is a religious building in Naples, Italy. A smaller church, located on Rua Catalana, was built originally in 1592–1595 by the Confraternity of the Incoronatella. This church was nearly destroyed by an explosion in the Castel Nuovo in 1638. It was rebuilt in 1638–1639, and retitled Santa Maria Incoronatella della Pietà dei Turchini when it acquired a dome. The facade was completed in 1769–70 by Bartolomeo Vecchione.

Wikipedia: Pietà dei Turchini (EN)

12. Chiesa dei Santi Cosma e Damiano ai Banchi Nuovi

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Santi Cosma e Damiano ai Banchi Nuovi is a deconsecrated church dedicated to Cosmas and Damian in Naples. It is sited on largo Banchi Nuovi and owes its name to the Banchi Nuovi, whose loggia previously occupied the church's site. The church was founded in 1616 and re-used the loggia's facade. It was extended later in the 17th century, including a scheme led by the engineer Luigi Giura. Its high altarpiece is now in the Diocesan Museum.

Wikipedia: Santi Cosma e Damiano ai Banchi Nuovi (EN)

13. Chiesa della Misericordiella

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The church of Santa Maria della Misericordia to the virgins is one of the churches of Naples, located in the heart of the historic center, on the corner of via Porta San Gennaro and via Misericordiella, right in the entrance area at the village of Virgins, at the height of Porta San Gennaro. It is part of a complex comprising the former hospital and the Oratory of the Archconfraternity of the nobles of Santa Maria della Misericordia.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di Santa Maria della Misericordia ai Vergini (IT)

14. Basilica di San Lorenzo Maggiore

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San Lorenzo Maggiore is a church in Naples, Italy. It is located at the precise geographic center of the historic center of the ancient Greek-Roman city, at the intersection of via San Gregorio Armeno and via dei Tribunali. The name "San Lorenzo" may also refer to the new museum now opened on the premises, as well as to the ancient Roman market beneath the church itself, the Macellum of Naples.

Wikipedia: San Lorenzo Maggiore, Naples (EN)

15. Gesù Vecchio dell'Immacolata di Don Placido

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The Gesù Vecchio is a church in Naples, Italy. Its full title is the Basilica Sanctuary of the Gesù Vecchio or Basilica Sanctuary of the Immaculate Conception and Don Placido. It was founded in 1554 and promoted to minor basilica status in 1958. Its name distinguishes it from the nearby Gesù Nuovo, built to cope with the expansion of the Jesuit order in the city.

Wikipedia: Gesù Vecchio, Naples (EN)

16. Chiesa di Sant'Eligio Maggiore

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Sant’Eligio Maggiore is a church in Naples, southern Italy. It is located near Piazza Mercato, and was built during the reign of Charles of Anjou by the same congregation that built the nearby Sant’Eligio hospital in 1270. It is the first church built in Naples by the Angevin dynasty and therefore the first one in Gotico Angioiano style.

Wikipedia: Sant'Eligio Maggiore (EN)

17. Santa Chiara

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Santa Chiara is a religious complex in Naples, Italy, that includes the Church of Santa Chiara, a monastery, tombs and an archeological museum. The Basilica church of Santa Chiara faces Via Benedetto Croce, which is the easternmost leg of Via Spaccanapoli. The church facade of Santa Chiara is diagonally across from the church of Gesù Nuovo.

Wikipedia: Santa Chiara, Naples (EN)

18. Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara

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San Giovanni a Carbonara is a Gothic church in Naples, Southern Italy. It is located at the northern end of via Carbonara, just outside what used to be the eastern wall of the old city. The name carbonara was given to this site allocated for the collection and burning of refuse outside the city walls in the Middle Ages.

Wikipedia: San Giovanni a Carbonara (EN)

19. Chiesa dei Girolamini

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The Church and Convent of the Girolamini or Gerolamini is a church and ecclesiastical complex in Naples, Italy. It is located directly across from the Cathedral of Naples on via Duomo. The facade is across the homonymous piazza and street from Santa Maria della Colonna. It is one block west of Via Duomo.

Wikipedia: Girolamini, Naples (EN)

20. Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Genovesi

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San Giorgio dei Genovesi is a church on Via Medina in the Center of Naples, Italy. It is adjacent and just north of the Church of the Santa Maria Incoronata, two doors south from the Palazzo d’Aquino di Caramanico, and across the street from the Church of the Pietà dei Turchini.

Wikipedia: San Giorgio dei Genovesi, Naples (EN)

21. Basilica di Santa Restituta

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Santa Restituta is a church in Naples, southern Italy, dedicated to Saint Restituta. The foundation of the basilica is attributed to the Emperor Constantine the Great in the 4th century and is mentioned in a passage from the life of Pope Sylvester I in the Liber pontificalis:

Wikipedia: Santa Restituta (EN)

22. Chiesa di Santa Maria Egiziaca a Pizzofalcone

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Santa Maria Egiziaca a Pizzofalcone is a Baroque-style, Roman Catholic, Basilica church on the street of the titular name in the hill of Pizzofalcone, in the historic center of Naples, region of Campania, Italy. The church layout was initially designed by Cosimo Fanzago.

Wikipedia: Santa Maria Egiziaca a Pizzofalcone (EN)

23. Parco dell'Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte

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Parco dell'Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte Cerisola / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte is the Neapolitan department of Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, the most important Italian institution promoting, developing and conducting scientific research in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and space science.

Wikipedia: Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte (EN)

24. Museo nazionale della ceramica Duca di Martina

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The National Museum of Ceramics Duca Di Martina is a historical and artistic site situated inside of the Villa Floridiana Park in Naples, Italy. The building used to be one of Campania’s Bourbon royal residences and since 1927 this residence has hosted the museum.

Wikipedia: National Museum of Ceramics, Naples (EN)

25. Chiesa dei Santi Bernardo e Margherita

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The Church of San Bernardo and Margarita is a church in Naples, Italy, located in Via San Giuseppe dei Nudi. The building was incorporated into the Sovereign Military Order of Malta complex, also known as St. John's Church of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

Wikipedia: Chiesa dei Santi Bernardo e Margherita (IT)

26. Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli alle Croci

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Santa Maria degli Angeli alle Croci is a Baroque style, Roman Catholic church in Naples, Italy, located on via Veterinaria, near the Botanical Gardens. The extramural church gained its name because the road leading up to this hill here passed a series of crosses.

Wikipedia: Santa Maria degli Angeli alle Croci (EN)

27. Chiesa dei Santi Crispino e Crispiniano

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The Church of Santi Crispino e Crispiniano, also known as Chiesa de 'Calzolari, is a church in Naples, Italy, located in Via Antonio Ranieri, in the Duchesca region. It was built in the first half of the 16th century and contains some canvases by local writers.

Wikipedia: Chiesa dei Santi Crispino e Crispiniano (IT)

28. Mausoleo Schilizzi

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The Mausoleo Schilizzi, also known as the Mausoleum of Posillipo or Ara Votiva per i Caduti della Patria is a monumental mausoleum built in the 1880s in a Neo-Egyptian style. It is located at Posillipo, Naples, and overlooks the bay from atop a hillside.

Wikipedia: Mausoleo Schilizzi (EN)

29. Chiesa di Santa Teresa degli Scalzi

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Santa Teresa degli Scalzi is a church in Naples, Italy, located in via Santa Teresa degli Scalzi, a wide street opened during 1806–1810, to connect the historic center of Naples to the zone of Capodimonte. The church is generally closed to the public.

Wikipedia: Santa Teresa degli Scalzi (EN)

30. Fontana di Capodimonte

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The Fountain of Capodimonte is one of the historic fountains of Capodimonte (Naples); located at the Tondo di Capodimonte, in the immediate vicinity there is the Basilica of the Crowned Mother of Good Counsel and the monumental fountain of the Duchess.

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31. Palazzo delle Arti Napoli

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Palazzo delle Arti Napoli Johnnyrotten / Public domain

The Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli is a museum in the city of Naples, located in the historic Carafa di Roccella - a monumental building located in the neighbourhood of Chiaia, via dei Mille ; it hosts exhibitions of contemporary art in its many forms.

Wikipedia: Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli (EN)

32. Basilica di San Paolo Maggiore

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San Paolo Maggiore is a basilica church in Naples, southern Italy, and the burial place of Gaetano Thiene, known as Saint Cajetan, founder of the Order of Clerics Regular. It is located on Piazza Gaetano, about 1-2 blocks north of Via dei Tribunali.

Wikipedia: San Paolo Maggiore (EN)

33. Chiesa di Santa Caterina a Chiaia

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Chiesa di Santa Caterina a Chiaia Baku / Public domain

Santa Caterina a Chiaia is a Roman Catholic church located on via Santa Caterina 76 in Naples, Italy. It is located near Piazza dei Martiri in the Chiaia section of the city, near where Via Santa Caterina flows toward the tree-shaded Via Chiaia.

Wikipedia: Santa Caterina a Chiaia (EN)

34. Basilica di Santa Maria della Pazienza

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Santa Maria de la Pazzinia Sanctuary is a complex built in 1601, consisting of an ancient hospital and a cathedral of the same name; It is located in the Cesarea Square in Naples, in the Avvocata district, near Santissima Trinit à alla Cesarea.

Wikipedia: Basilica di Santa Maria della Pazienza (IT)

35. Chiesa del Gesù delle Monache

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Gesù delle Monache is a Roman Catholic church located near the Porta San Gennaro in central Naples, Italy. Over the years, the church was also a parish church known as San Giovanni Evangelista in Porta San Gennaro or San Giovanni in Porta.

Wikipedia: Gesù delle Monache (EN)

36. Chiesa dei Santi Alberto e Teresa

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The Church of Saints Joseph and Christopher, also known as the Church of Saints Albert and Teresa, is a place of Catholic worship of historical and artistic interest in the historic center of Naples, located in Piazza Santa Maria la Nova.

Wikipedia: Chiesa dei Santi Alberto e Teresa (IT)

37. Cappella Pontano

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Cappella Pontano José Luiz / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Pontano Chapel or Cappella dei Pontano is a Renaissance-style chapel in central Naples, Italy, on Via Tribunali, just in front of and obscuring the left lower façade of the church of Santa Maria Maggiore alla Pietrasanta.

Wikipedia: Pontano Chapel (EN)

38. Villa Pignatelli

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The Villa Pignatelli is a museum in Naples in southern Italy. The villa is located along the Riviera di Chiaia, the road bounding the north side of the Villa Comunale on the sea front between Mergellina and Piazza Vittoria.

Wikipedia: Villa Pignatelli (EN)

39. Chiesa di San Carlo all'Arena

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San Carlo all'Arena is a Roman Catholic church built in a Baroque-style layout with a Neoclassic façade, and located on via Foria in the quartiere or neighborhood of the San Carlo all'Arena, in the city of Naples, Italy.

Wikipedia: San Carlo all'Arena (church) (EN)

40. Basilica di San Gennaro fuori le mura

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San Gennaro extra Moenia is a church in Naples, Italy. It is located in the Rione Sanita on the large road that leads up to the Capodimonte museum and is an example of so-called paleo-Christian architecture in the city.

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41. Cappella di San Giovanni dei Pappacoda

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The Pappacoda Chapel is a monumental chapel in Naples; it stands in Largo San Giovanni Maggiore, adjacent to the Basilica of San Giovanni Maggiore and in front of the Palazzo Giusso, in the historic center of the city.

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42. Basilica santuario di Santa Maria della Neve

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The basilica sanctuary of Santa Maria della Neve is one of the basilicas of Naples. It was the most important church in the municipality of Ponticelli before it became an integral part of the capital of Campania.

Wikipedia: Basilica santuario di Santa Maria della Neve (IT)

43. Basilica dell'Incoronata Madre del Buon Consiglio

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The Madre del Buon Consiglio is a Roman Catholic church in Naples, southern Italy. It is located on the hillside leading up to the Capodimonte palace and art museum and is visible from many quarters of the city.

Wikipedia: Madre del Buon Consiglio (EN)

44. Chiesa dei Santi Marco e Andrea a Nilo

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The church of Santi Marco e Andrea a Nilo is a former Roman Catholic church, located on via Paladino #50 in central Naples, Italy. It is less than a block east of the Santa Maria Assunta dei Pignatelli church.

Wikipedia: Santi Marco e Andrea a Nilo (EN)

45. Fontana della Marinella al Carmine

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The Marinella Fountain is one of the historical fountains of Naples; It is located in front of the Vado del Carmine and a few steps from the Aragonese towers of the demolished castle of Carmine, in via Marina.

Wikipedia: Fontana della Marinella (IT)

46. Chiesa di Santa Maria in Cosmedin

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The church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin or Santa Maria di Portanova is an ancient church in Naples located in Piazza Portanova, near Corso Umberto I. According to legend it was founded by Emperor Constantine I.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di Santa Maria in Cosmedin (Napoli) (IT)

47. Chiesa di Santa Maria del Divino Amore

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The church of Santa Maria del Divino Amore is a monumental church in the city of Naples, located between Piazzetta del Divino Amore, via del Grande Archivio, via de Blasiis and vicoletto Paparelle al Pendino.

Wikipedia: Chiesa del Divino Amore (IT)

48. Chiesa di Santa Maria della Consolazione

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The church of Santa Maria della Consolazione in Villanova is a church of historical-monumental interest in the city of Naples. It is located in the ancient Casale di Villanova, in the Posillipo district.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di Santa Maria della Consolazione a Villanova (IT)

49. Chiesa di Santa Caterina da Siena

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The church of Santa Caterina da Siena is located in the city center of Naples, Italy, and while built in the 16th century, the interior was decorated by Baroque era artists over the next two centuries.

Wikipedia: Santa Caterina da Siena, Naples (EN)

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