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Church of Sant'Angelo a Nilo, Naples

Church of Sant'Angelo a Nilo - Naples, Italy
Church of Sant'Angelo a Nilo
23 Piazzetta Nilo, Naples , Italy 80134Map
+39 081 211 0860
Overview

One passes straight from Piazza San Domenico Maggiore into Piazzetta Nilo which is adjacent. In Roman times this was the center of the Alexandrian quarter, the statue of the Nile in the Piazzetta testifies to this. The Piazzetta is also referred to as the Largo Corpo di Napoli. In Piazzetta Nilo the church Sant'Angelo a Nilo can be found.It is in the heart of Greco-Roman Naples. There is a chapel, built between the end of the 14th Century and the start of the 15th. The monument is considered to be an important example of the formal style of the Renaissance although there is a canopy installation which recalls the late gothic period. One of the figures which is lifting up the curtain ( the right one) is by Donatello, as is the head of the cardinal and the excellent 'stiacciato' of the Assumption of the Virgin on the front of the sarcophagus. One can move from the church into the cloisters-courtyard which lead to the Palazzo Brancaccio. From 1690 it housed the first Neapolitan Public Library, thanks to the bequest in 1675 from the cardinal Francesco Brancaccio of is prestigious collection of books.

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