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“A real treasure”
Review of Duomo di Napoli

Duomo di Napoli
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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“A real treasure”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Finding the Duomo isn't so easy as it isn't signposted. However, locals are keen to help and there will shortly be a metro station at the Duomo. Inside the cathedral is a treasure trove of ecclesiastical delights. Don't miss the chapel of San Gennaro to the left of the entrance with frescoes by Domenichino and other artworks. Entrance to the cathedral is free, but donations are welcomed.

Visited April 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Duomo is beautiful - museum next door not worth the entry”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This is a cathedral up there with all of the 'must see' attractions of Italy. Architecture, history, serenity...you get the picture, do visit as you won't regret it. There is a museum to the right with a a relatively steep admission fee - bit of a rip off in my opinion as there is absolutely nothing in it that says 'wow'. There are so many fabulous sights that are free or reasonable so I really can't see how or why theycharge for this other than the fact you assume it will be as wonderful as the Duomo. I isn't - save your time and money.

Visited March 2014
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“Impressive and depressing”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

About the only building in Naples not covered in graffiti.

Like many other churches magnificent architecture, incredible art and beggars on the steps outside. It always depresses me that religious groups have such overt wealth while it lets people starve.

Its not St Peters by any stretch but probably the best church in Naples

Visited April 2014
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

This is a lovely, lovely cathedral--so different in character from the Gothic churches found in England, for example. They rely for their beauty on their soaring heights and gorgeous stonework; the Duomo is a riot of color, marble, gilding, and most of all, paintings--paintings everywhere, in the chapels, on the walls, glorifying the ceilings. At the entrance, a sign says photos are not permitted, but I couldn't resist; I switched off my flash and tried to capture just a little of what makes this church so special. To see it is to marvel at the artistry and effort that went into its construction. How many lives were dedicated in their entirety to the construction and decoration of this building? It is the kind of building that makes one thoughtful. Be sure to explore the many chapels and side altars, one of which is filled with the bones of saints and martyrs. A truly remarkable place.

Visited March 2014
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Tortona, Italy
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“The most famous church of Naples.”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

I visited the cathedral of Naples during a normal morning, judging by the exterior facade of the church I would have thought that inside have not seen anything interesting, however I was terribly wrong!
The church inside is great, a sign at the entrance prohibiting taking pictures but I assure you that no one respects the prohibition, come on ... you can not give up taking pictures here .
This is the church of San Gennaro (the Saint of Naples), which is where the blood of the saint is preserved where every year at the feast of the patron saint of thousands of people gather here to see the liquefaction of the blood inside the interrupter where it is stored .
About the church, its interior is magnificent, there are statues, frescoes and paintings exceptional, an infinite number of works of art separated into different rooms .
It was a very interesting experience and culturally rich.

Visited February 2014
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