Convento di Santa Maria a Castro, Praiano

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  • My esteemed spouse and I hiked the one million steps up to the convent today and I am so glad we did. Yes, it's a lot of work, but the beauty and serenity that is there makes every step worth it.We go...  more »
  • We walked the Santiero Degli Dei from Praiano to Nocelle and passed this deserted convent on the way. It's a good hike from the town but once there, the views are stunning. The 14th century frescoes a...  more »
  • The Church of St Mary in Castro, with the adjacent convent of s. Domenico, dominates the little Fountain and ranges the view on the village of Vettica Maggiore, Positano to the roosters and the island of Capri. The dedicated place for worship from the earliest human settlements for the incomparable beauty of nature and the solemnity of solitude. Is justified in the shape of sacrificial altar, enclosed in the first aisle which almost certainly constituted the first nucleus of the Church, which then later to include the current five sections. The first written record of this church dates back to 2 December 1599. It turns out that the notary Censone signed an act in the monastery annexed to the Church of Santa Maria della Sanità in Naples, between the University and the Church of St Mary in Castro managing his assets. By this Act the University granted the Church to the Dominican friars pledging to build the adjacent convent. Said Convent is on two levels and has four cells on the first floor and the kitchen and bakery, refectory and cistern downstairs.
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