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San Giorgio Maggiore Church, Naples

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  • The basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore was a wonderful surprise ... we were passing by and saw this church open we walked ... right from the start you will be fascinated by outlining why, despite not having never heard of it before I noticed the strangeness of the entry; It has the feeling of being behind the altar ... and indeed my feeling wasn't so wrong because, thanks to a girl who was there and who has been kindly offered to tell us something about the history of the structure, we became aware of the fact that it is a church whose current entrance was once the apse early Christian era. Also the most beautiful discovery was the fresco of Aniello Falcone recently discovered perfectly preserved hidden behind the fabulous canvas St George Slaying the Dragon and also it depicting the same scene of Saint George. If you get the chance I would definitely recommend going there.
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  • I walked past it several times, but I always found it closed or I was in a hurry and I could not give it a try. The other day, however, I found it open and so came to have a look at it. Thanks to some friends I had known of the existence of a mural that had been found behind a painting went under restoration. I spotted the keeper and I asked him if I could take a look and I must say it was very nice. If we pass, try stepping
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  • This ancient Church, apparently the second in Naples after that of San Remy (fairy church built in the time of Emperor Constantine and today the side chapel of the Duomo napoletano), was one of the four original parishes of Naples, commissioned by Bishop Severus (whose old chair is preserved in the nave. At the entrance you will be surprised because the door leads into an apse in brick, supported by two ancient columns with Corinthian capitals and overhanging capital early Christian, are the remains of the ancient church that, after a fire was completely rebuilt at the end of the 17th century by Cosimo Fanzago, which changed the "line" of the temple, shifting the apse at the opposite end where there was the original entrance, and in this way the old apse was turned into a singular entry. Everything else is tardoseicentesco, from the Latin cross plan with three naves (the right one then demolished in the 19th century to enlarge via Duomo), baroque altars in polychrome marble works, large and bright canvases of Peresi and a triptych of a young Solimena. Behind the altar that preserves the relics of Bishop Severus, champion of the fight against the Lombards, behind a large oil painting that fills the new apse was discovered an old XVII century fresco of St. George Slaying the Dragon of Aniello Falcone. Worth a stop.
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