The Garden Guide

Santa Chiara Cloister

The old cloister was transformed after 1742 (by Domenico Vaccaro) through the construction of octagonal pillars, pergolas and seats with ceramic tiles (majolica) showing 64 scenes (landscapes, masquerades, mythological scenes etc). Two octagonal fountains were also built. The cloister is lush and luxurious, a notable departure from the plain grass lawns of early monastic cloisters. Yet it is a calm place in contrast with the bustle of Neapolitan streets.
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Chiostro di Santa Chiara, Via Santa Chiara, 49, Naples, Campania, Italy

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