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Biblioteca di Santa Maria della Sanità, Naples

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Biblioteca di Santa Maria della Sanità is located in Naples. To visit Biblioteca di Santa Maria della Sanità and other attractions in Naples, use our Naples vacation trip planner.
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  • the Church is located in the heart of Rione Sanità. Gorgeous interiors. Recommended a visit to the catacombs. Easy to reach by public transport thanks to the elevator.
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  • Characterized by an imposing Dome (which can even be admired from near the bridge that joins) and an elegant façade and Bell Tower, inside an original Crystal altar backdrop an apse with two lateral stairways that lead to a large organ. Put under the dome and look up, an interesting game of symmetries awaits
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  • The building has a Greek cross and a raised presbytery which incorporates the previous Paleochristian basilica, which gives access to the catacombs of San Gaudioso there are numerous major works including paintings by Luca Giordano as "the Virgin with Saints hyacinth, rose and Sant'Agnese", "the ecstasy of Magdalene" and "the glory of Saint Pius V". The latter was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the victory of Lepanto and the institution of the feast of our Lady of the Rosary. The Basilica was dedicated to our Lady as a sign of devotion of Neapolitans towards Madonna following the discovery of the oldest depiction of the Virgin in Naples from the 5th-6th century AD. The image coming from the crypt, is affixed on the right wall of the first chapel of the church dedicated to Saint Nicholas. This building is also known as St. Vincent's or munacone. The complex preserves a wooden statue of Saint Vincent Ferrer, said affectionately ' or munacone, medieval preacher belonging to the Dominican order which have been attributed more than eighty miracles. A legend tells that this statue, much loved by the people of Naples, was carried in procession in 1836 when the city was hit by a cholera epidemic. Thanks to the intercession of the Saint the contagion ceased, and since then, every first Tuesday in July, the ritual is repeated to remind the grace received.
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