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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
    cherylc1almost 6 years ago

    beautiful!

  • Dave Law
    Dave Lawalmost 6 years ago

    Another wonderful image Tom with interesting narrative.

  • Mayina
    Mayinaalmost 6 years ago

    Brilliant work Tom!!

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot Tom

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 6 years ago

    wonderful scenery Tom ! love the shot

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 6 years ago

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

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