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The Amalfi Coast, Capri, and Naples Sights

San Giovanni del Toro

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 12/12/2013

Fodor's Review

Across the tiny piazza from the Hotel Caruso is the noted 11th-century church of San Giovanni del Toro. Its evocative interior has three high apses and a crypt with 14th-century frescoes of Christ and the apostles. A 12th-century ambo (pulpit) by Alfano da Termoli startles the eye with its blue Persian majolica and four columns topped with elaborate capitals. The chapel of the Coppola family in the left aisle has an exceptional 14th-century relief of St. Catherine of Alexandria.

The small church's three porticos adorned with lunettes show an Arabian influence, and the tripartite back facade is exquisite. Restoration work on the church commenced in 2003, with no sign of being completed.

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Piazza San Giovanni del Toro, Ravello, 84010, Italy

Updated 12/12/2013

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