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San Giorgio Maggiore Church, Naples

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  • Among the many churches in the historic center of Naples, the Basilica di San Giorgio is one of the least known. The Church instead deserves a visit because it is one of the most ancient basilicas of Naples that has remained a significant part of the original building, the apse which is now the main entrance to the basilica. Its orientation was reversed in the seventeenth century during the renovation in the Baroque style. The Church is kept open by volunteers of the Touring some days and hours of the week. If you pass by Via Duomo is well worth a visit.
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  • Entering the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore appears to us in its former glory the criptoportico romano that here was used as the Church vestibule built later. This is the teaching of architectural cannibalism over the centuries is perpetrated. The Church itself is a decent tele majestic casket with Latin cross plan sacrificed from citizens of the time to serve a part of town that from historical center moved its axis into the hills, becoming popular district of fork.
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  • blank, expressionless. In the magnificent Western Sky shine great personalities who fly like eagles toward the Sun, without being dazzled by enchant or sirens on duty, searching for the truth. Their thumb-nails leave a mark and disturb the consciences of Tin soldiers. One of these personalities is Pope who promulgated the Jubilee's mercy. In the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore is exhibited the work of Plensa, a conversation between a big hand of blessing (8 characters alphabets, Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Greek, Aramaic, hindi, Japanese, Latin – suspended under the dome in front of the altar. Will remain in the basilica throughout the Jubilee) – the hand is shaped in the gesture of blessing: a metaphor embodied the meeting of distant worlds and cultures, but also tribute to Venice, for centuries a crossroads between East and West. The image is the hope for a meeting in a sign of peace between peoples, is a metaphor for the different cultures and of possible dialogue between all the inhabitants of creation. The hatred that winds among the people, incited by the noise of weapons, creates only rubble and shows the man completely naked, between walls of words fluttering in the icy cold of fear of death. Maybe we got to the last year of the Christian era, the end of our civilization. O my captain, to civilization I. We can't take them down with all these steeples, these sixteenth-century Madonnas, with all the churches full of art and of quiet drama. It's much more convenient to admiring the genius of others devouring chocolate flavored snacks or by downloading their anger by using laser weapons with the heroes of the video game, which does not take a position consistent with the democratic development of our history. O captain, my captain ... ... ... grim-faced, spins around and you go silently waving one hand in the air void in the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, leaving me grappling with my being.
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