Certosa di San Martino

In 1325 Charles, Duke of Calabria began construction on what is now one of the richest monuments in Naples, the monastery of San Martino. The extensive layout of the place, serenely ensconced just below the massive Castel Sant’ Elmo, is nothing less than palatial, boasting two fine cloisters and a dazzling array of architectural and artistic wonders. The Carthusian monks were avid collectors and between the 16th and 18th centuries commissioned the greatest artists of the day to embellish their impressive edifice. Given its commanding position, the finest in Naples, the monastery also enjoys the most spectacular views of the ...

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