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San Giorgio Maggiore Church, Naples

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  • 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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  • The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, a beautiful location rich in ornaments, frescoes. To visit
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  • Founded in the late 4th and early 5th century is one of the 4 Basilicas of Naples, now facing via Duomo at the entrance to the popular neighbourhood of Forcella, announced by spectacular as great mural with San Gennaro. The Church shows its ancient Foundation primarily in counter where once there was the apse, now clearly visible with its arches and columns surmounted by capitals. To see!
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  • There is also a fresco of aniello falcone depicting Saint George, hidden from other painting. see my photos
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  • to see the hidden picture
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  • 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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  • One of the most ancient Christian basilica of Naples. Rebuilt in the 17th century and designed by Cosimo Fanzago.
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  • 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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