Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore, Naples

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San Giorgio Maggiore is a basilica church located on the corner of Via vicaria Vecchia and Via Duomo, in central Naples, Italy. The apse of the church lies diagonally across the street from San Severo al Pendino.A church at the site was built by the 4th century, and was initially known as "la severiana", after the bishop San Severo of Naples. The present name dates to the 9th century, and is dedicated to a martyred warrior in the battles against the Lombards. In 1640, a fire destroyed part of the church, and reconstruction followed plans by Cosimo Fanzago, who inverted the orientation. The present church's entrance is the former apse of the primitive church. After 1694, it was rebuilt after an earthquake. Cosimo Fanzago transferred into this church some of the granite columns from the nearby church of Santa Maria degli Angeli alle Croci. During the 18th century Risanamiento, when certain streets in Naples were being widened, the nave on the right side of the church was eliminated to widen Via Duomo. Near the lateral door of the church is the marble seat, constructed from spolia, of St Severus, founder of the church. In the left of main altar of the church are frescoes painted by a young Solimena. The church also holds a painting in Byzantine style, a wooden crucifix from the 13th century, and the relics of St Severus. The church has canvases by Camillo Lionti and Francesco Peresi.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Dercorrendo via Duomo leaving behind corso Umberto I, is on the left this church very pretty, that's worth the stop on the way to the Duomo and the treasures of San Gennaro.
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  • July 9, 2017
    The Church of San Giorgio ai Mannesi is an important Church of Naples. The Basilica was built between the end of the 4th century to early 5th century early Christian Church and was originally the second temple built in town after that erected by Emperor Constantine called then to Santa Restituta, and today the chapel of the Cathedral. A huge and valuable fresco of a famous artist of the 17th century, which was Aniello Falcone (1607-1657) famous painter of battles, remained hidden for over three centuries on the wall of a church behind old eighteenth-century works. In the apse behind the altar, there are two huge canvases of Alexei D'Elia, solimeniana School painter, depicting a San Severo and the other St. George. During a recent renovation of the choir, it was discovered that the painting of Saint George was hiding a large fresco by Aniello Falcone, also depicting Saint George, that riding a white horse rearing and spear in hand, confronts and kills the Dragon, freeing a woman. A beautiful work of 1645 which, unlike other frescoes by the artist, maintained beautifully kept his colors. The San Giorgio Maggiore ai Mannesi is a must with all its ancient history of the early Christian Church and the masterpiece "tucked away by Aniello Falcone."
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  • June 22, 2017
    The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, a beautiful location rich in ornaments, frescoes. To visit
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  • September 12, 2016
    There is also a fresco of aniello falcone depicting Saint George, hidden from other painting. see my photos
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  • November 22, 2015
    The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore is located in the historic centre of Naples. Very nice is the old apse of the early Christian era! to visit
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  • March 9, 2017
    to see the hidden picture
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  • January 16, 2016
    One of the most ancient Christian basilica of Naples. Rebuilt in the 17th century and designed by Cosimo Fanzago.
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  • January 21, 2016
    One of the "major" churches of Naples. Rebuilding 600esca it was decided to reverse the orientation and preserve the old apse paleocristano, transformed into the current entrance
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