Church of Saint Giovanni a Carbonara


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Church of Saint Giovanni a Carbonara

This church and monastery complex is one of the highest-rated in Naples, and you shouldn't miss it if you're interested in art and history. Founded by Augustinian monks in 1343, it was renovated many times throughout history and hosts interesting examples of different art styles, such as its scenographic stairwell entrance built in the 18th century and fascinating sculptures and frescoes.

Do & See

The historic centre of Naples, with its splendid palaces and its popular and lively working-class districts, is now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Naples also boasts an underground city, as well as its famous panoramic views. Moreover, this hospitable city is marked by contrasts and popular traditions, such as the annual miracle whereby San Gennaro's 'blood' becomes liquid in front of the eyes of his followers. Naples is famous throughout the world primarily because of pizza (which, you'll discover, only constitutes a small part of the rich local cuisine) and popular music, with famous songs such as 'O Sole Mio'.