- Type: Religious Sights
NileGuide Expert tip:
One of the must-see churches in Naples, be sure to visit the archaeological excavations beneath the church.
- Built in the Gothic style at the end of the 13th Century upon the wish of Carlo II d'Angio, the Duomo di San Gennaro sits on the site of the old cathedral Stafania. It has been subjected to numerous restoration works in the subsequent centuries, and the facade has been restructured significantly during the restoration work carried out following the earthquake of 1349. The three portals of Antonio Baboccio survived from the original structure. Under the second arcade on the left side of the central nave there is a baptismal font which is made of an Egyptian basalt basin decorated with Bacchic masks and on the upper parts from 1618 there is multi-colored marble. The 18th century organs and the episcopal throne are under the last two arcades of the central nave.
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