Naples Sights

Sant'Angelo a Nilo

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 05/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Amid this church's graceful interior is the earliest evidence of the Renaissance in Naples: the funerary monument (1426–27) of Sant'Angelo's builder, Cardinal Brancaccio, sculpted by the famous Donatello and the almost-as-famous Michelozzo. The front of the sarcophagus bears Donatello's contribution, a bas-relief Assumption of the Virgin; upheld by angels, the Virgin seeming to float in air. Built in the late 1300s the church was redesigned in the 16th century by Arcangelo Guglielminelli.

Sight Information

Address:

Piazzetta Nilo, along Via San Biagio dei Librai, Naples, Campania, 80134, Italy

Phone:

081-5516227

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon.–Sat. 8:30–1 and 4:30–6:30, Sun. 8:30–1

Published 05/06/2016

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