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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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San Giovanni is a Diamond in the rough

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed June 17, 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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leicester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 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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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 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 stars Reviewed May 28, 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 stars Reviewed November 3, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

It must have been a wonderful church. Even now, having been rebuild after WW2, it is worth a visit. Having said that, after having seen numerous churches in Naples during my stay, it would not be on top of my list. As it is only a short walk from the archeological museum and should you have spare time do visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

I did like the atmosphere of the church, in the morning there were not many people, so I could enjoy it. Also there was an exposition of the life of one Italian actor.

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Tierra Verde, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Beautiful fresco paintings and art sculptures .Traffic is terrible but you're compensate by the wonderful things you see in this Church

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful little chapel this.Not good to get to if you have walking problems as very steep steps but once inside it is well worth the climb.There is a smashing round chapel here,the door is under the altar.Above is a lovely monument to King Ladislas.

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