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The Amalfi Coast, Capri, and Naples Sights

Convento di San Francesco

  • Piazza S. Francesco Map It
  • Sorrento
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 03/30/2015

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Near the Villa Comunale gardens and sharing its view over the Bay of Naples, the convent is celebrated for its 12th-century cloister. Filled with greenery and flowers, the Moorish-style cloister has interlaced pointed arches of tufa rock, alternating with octagonal columns topped by elegant capitals, supporting smaller arches. The combination makes a suitably evocative setting for summer concerts and theatrical presentations. The church portal is particularly impressive, with the 16th-century door (moved from a church across the road in 1947)featuring intarsia (inlaid) work. The interior's 17th-century decoration includes an altarpiece, by a student of Francesco Solimena, depicting St. Francis receiving the stigmata. The convent is now an art school, where students' works are often exhibited.

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Piazza S. Francesco, Sorrento, Campania, 80067, Italy

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  • Free
  • Daily 8–1:30 and 3:30–8

Updated 03/30/2015


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