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Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara

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Address: Via San Giovanni a Carbonara, 80010, Naples, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081 295873
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Wonderful out-of-the-way

This church with Angevin tombs and a wonderful frescoed chapel is worth going out of the way to see. It's a gothic style, different from most of the baroque churches you'll see in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This church with Angevin tombs and a wonderful frescoed chapel is worth going out of the way to see. It's a gothic style, different from most of the baroque churches you'll see in Naples. We were there on a weekday afternoon and had the place to ourselves.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Be there before noon and enjoy an incredible church. IMHO, in this church you can find a real masterpiece: the XV century floor in the Chapel of Caracciolo Del Sole. I found it mesmerizing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We have had a very good connection to this site from the Central Naples Railway Station. Just followed one direction straight forward and slightly to the northwest off the Stazione Napoli Centrale by the Via Carbonara in the last section of the way. And what I ought to say is that this church is one genuine jewel in the stone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this place if you visit this place. This church slightly away from the center is a jewel. Amazing medieval paintings, baroque sculptures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

San Giovanni is loaded with frescoes and sculptures, and a couple of lovely paintings including a Vasari Crucifixion.. The domed Vico chapel and sacristy are really special.a architecturally in a building that shows its age, these rich art works are even more dazzling. Go there now and leave an offering.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

This church has an astonishing collection of carved tombs from different periods, some interesting frescoes and a gorgeous floor in one of the chapels. It is slightly off the beaten track, although not far from the archaeological museum, but very much worth a visit. I think it is severely under-rated, and there was only one other visitor the afternoon we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Probably the oldest church in Naples-not on the usual tourist tacks but a stunning interior. Dont be put off by the stairs, the trip is worth it. Particular highlight is The Crucifixion by Vasari, a huge and magnificent painting on a side wall in the altar with a fantastic mediaeval tiled floor. Calm and quiet

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

The sculpture in this church is breathtaking - bright, elaborate and theatrical. Go in the week, and you may find yourself alone, admiring the tombs, pictures and tiling. For more details and photographs (which could never do justice to the visual impact of the whole) go to: http://www.napoliunplugged.com/san-giovanni-a-carbonara-an-ancient-beauty.html Unfortunately, as with many of the wonderful sights in Naples, part of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

One of the highlights of our trip: beautiful and very special. Go up ALL stairs and don't stop halfway. Interior is unique with splendid and unique statues and graves. ADD to your schedule! Don't miss.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

This is one of my favourite churches in Naples. A descendant of the noble family who built it is often there in his role with the conservation/historic society. He will run informal tours and be available to answer questions. He is not always there, but if he is, you're in for a treat. If he's not, read up on the... More 

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