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Santo Stefano is a Catholic church and former cathedral on the island of Capri, Italy. Dedicated to Saint Stephen, it is the principal house of worship in the town of Capri.[1] The religious complex was built around the Piazza Umberto Isquare in the seventeenth century. The archbishop’s palace is now used as the town hall (“Municipio”).[2] Santo Stefano and Chiesa di San Costanzo [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Apr 16th 2018

The Duomo (Cathedral) of Salerno is dedicated to St. Matthew the Evangelist and was founded at the request of Robert Guiscard in 1076, the year that the Normans conquered the town of Salerno after a 7 month siege.
The current entrance, flanked with a sculptured lion and lioness is a modification of the former medieval entrance. [...]

22 Comments CherryPie on Mar 20th 2018

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 9th 2018

[The Church] was built in 1163 and dedicated to S. Matteo del Pendolo until 1727, but already in 1733 it is called S. Maria delle Grazie; the structure has three naves, divided by two round arches on each side, supported by columns with bare, triaxed capitals (on the outside the apses are isolated by two [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 29th 2018

The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist stands of the site of an earlier building.
The church, preceded by a covered atrium , is annexed to the Franciscan convent. Originally a Latin cross , with three naves and eight chapels , following the eighteenth-century restorations, it is today presented as a single -barreled vaulted hall (until the 1980 earthquake decorated with frescoes ) and a [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 23rd 2018

St Angelo in ancient times, was built in a grotto and later expanded into a”Hospital” to host wanderers and pilgrims. Inside a canalization system used to direct water filtered from the rocks towards a circular well and a small holding tank. The Church is portrayed in a xylography by Mauritius Cornelius Escher.

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 12th 2018

King’s College Chapel is arguably the most magnificent example of late medieval English architecture in the entire country. Guidebooks run out of superlatives to describe the richness of its interior decoration and the sumptuous flowing lines of the structural elements.
The Chapel was founded by Henry VI in 1441 as part of his grand scheme for [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on Dec 2nd 2017

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