Naples Sights

Basilica Santa Maria della Sanità

  • Via della Sanità 124 Map It
  • Sanità
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 05/06/2016

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Dominican friars commissioned this Baroque, Greek cross–shape basilica, replete with majolica-tiled dome, in the early 17th century. The church acts as a small museum of the era's Counter-Reformation art—the most flagrantly devotional school of Catholic art—and includes no less than five Luca Giordano altarpieces. Note Giovan Vincenzo Forli's 17th century Circumcision on the right. Elsewhere, the richly decorated elevated presbytery, complete with a double staircase, provides the only note of color in the gray-and-white decoration. The stairs provide access to the recently restored Catacomba di San Gaudioso.

Sight Information


Via della Sanità 124, Naples, Campania, 80136, Italy

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Sight Details:

  • Catacombs €8
  • Weekdays 9:30–1, Sat. 9:30–1 and 5–7, Sun. 9:30–1:30

Published 05/06/2016


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