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The Monumental Complex of St. Chiara, including the Church, the Monastery and the Convent, had been raised since 1310 to 1328 by the will of the King Roberto d’Angio and his wife Sancia of Majorca. The sovereigns, both devoted to St. Francis of...more
So much to see - lovely frescoes all around, immaculate tiled columns, a great museum of artifacts. But be warned, do not sit on the tiles, or even put your belongings down on them! Well, you can understand why!
The church is a huge Gothic barn, impressive but plain by local standards (look into Gesu Nuovo across the street to see what I mean) but follow the signs to the cloister (chiostro) to enter a different world, far away from the chaos and noise...More
Once a woman had entered this convent, she would never see the outside world again. Consequently some of the outside world was brought inside, in to the cloister, by way of the beautiful ceramic tiles depicting nature and activities in the surrounding city. As you...More
The area around here is very busy. we were here on a Sunday and there are a lot of churches with services going on which are extremely crowded. This was worth the few euro to get a bit of piece in the gardens and cloisters.Worth...More