Tuesday, June 25, 2013

St. Restituta's

For my money, though, St. Restituta’s chapel in Naples Cathedral, built on the foundation of a 6th century church, is the most fun, with its altar surmounted by nothing less than a proscenium arch with painted curtains, drawn back and held in place by angels and cherubim. Who says the church hasn't got a sense of theater?

Pretty grim tombstone in the floor, though that may be more due to centuries of wear than anything:

Other than that, neither of us care if we ever see Naples again - it’s filthy, graffiti-riden, and the traffic is gawdawful. On to Florence!

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