The Certosa di San Martino (Italian St. Martin’s Charterhouse) is a former monastery complex, now a museum, in Naples, southern Italy.

It is the most visible landmark of the city, perched atop the Vomero hill that commands the gulf.

A Carthusian monastery, it was finished and inaugurated under the rule of Queen Joan I in 1368. It was dedicated to St. Martin of Tours. During the first half of the sixteenth century it was expanded. Later, in 1623, it was further expanded under the direction of architect Cosimo Fanzago.

In the early 1800s, under French rule the monastery was closed and was abandoned by the religious order. Today, the museum houses a museum with a display of Spanish and Bourbon era artifacts, as well as displays of the presepe—Nativity scene—considered to be among the finest in the world.


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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 6 years ago


  • Dave Law
    Dave Lawabout 6 years ago

    Another wonderful image Tom with interesting narrative.

  • Mayina
    Mayinaabout 6 years ago

    Brilliant work Tom!!

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 6 years ago

    Great shot Tom

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 6 years ago

    wonderful scenery Tom ! love the shot

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 6 years ago

    Wow, what a place to visit mate…a gorgeous shot..

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