Naples’ tradition of presepi

Every Christmas season (starting 8th Deember till 8th January) families in Naples (Campania, Italy) would set up at homes and in churches presepi – Christian nativity scenes. First presepio (presepe) was created by Saint Francis of Assisi in 1223, but the idea of nativity scenes started to develop in 16th century, becoming popular in 18th century.

The best place to see nativity scenes is Certosa di San Martino at Vomero in Naples – a museum with with the biggest in the world collecion of presepi or during visiting Napoli Sotterranea (Naples Underground) – and to buy (all your round): Via S. Gregorio Armeno (called Via dei Presepi) in Naples.



Via S. Gregorio Armeno, 80138 Napoli NA, Italy

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Certosa e Museo di San Martino, Largo S. Martino, 5, 80129 Napoli NA, Italy

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Naples Underground (Napoli Sotterranea), Piazza San Gaetano, 68, 80138 Napoli NA, Italy

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Vomero Hill, Naples

Napoli Sotterranea – Naples Underground


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Naples: Santa Chiara complex

Santa Chiara complex in Naples (Campania, Italy) from 14th century, consists of:

  • Basilica church of Santa Chiara – in Gothic style,
  • Majolica cloister of the Clarisses – with 18th-century transformations in Rococò style by Domenico Antonio Vaccaro
  • tombs,
  • archeological museum.


Monastero di Santa Chiara, Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara , 49/c, Via Santa Chiara, 49/C, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy

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Sacred Naples

Naples’ tradition of presepi


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Sacred Naples

Among hundreds of beautiful churches, monasteries and religious sculpures in Naples (Campania, Italy):

  • Cathedral Santa Maria Assunta / Cattedrale di San Gennaro / Duomo di Napoli / Naples Cathedral – the main church of the city, the seat of the Archbishop of Naples; San Gennaro (Saint Januarius) is Naples’s patron saint,
  • Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo / Gesù Nuovo Church / New Jesus Church – at Piazza of Gesù Nuovo, originally built as a palace (15th century),
  • Monastero di Santa Chiara / Santa Chiara Monastery – at Piazza of Gesù Nuovo,
  • Guglia dell’Immacolata / Spire of the Immaculate Virgin – a plague column from 18th century, in the center of the Piazza of Gesù Nuovo,
  • Chiesa di San Domenico Maggiore,
  • Obelisco Di San Domenico Maggiore / Spire of San Domenico – a plague column from 18th centurywith a statue of St Domenico di Guzman (founder of the Dominican Order), in the square of San Domenico Maggiore,
  • Basilica Reale Pontificia San Francesco da Paola,
  • Chiesa dei Girolamini,
  • San Giovani a Carbonara Church,
  • Complesso monumentale Sant’Anna dei Lombardi,
  • Complesso Monumentale San Lorenzo Maggiore.


Cathedral Santa Maria Assunta, Via Duomo, 147, 80138 Napoli NA, Italy

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Gesù Nuovo Church, Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, 2, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy

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Santa Chiara Monastery, 49/c, Via Santa Chiara, 49/C, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy

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Guglia dell’Immacolata / Spire of the Immaculate Virgin, Piazza Gesù Nuovo, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy

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Chiesa di San Domenico Maggiore, Piazza S. Domenico Maggiore, 8A, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy

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Obelisco Di San Domenico Maggiore / Spire of San Domenico, Piazza S. Domenico Maggiore, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy

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Basilica Reale Pontificia San Francesco da Paola, Piazza del Plebiscito, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy

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Chiesa dei Girolamini, Piazza Gerolomini, 84090 Napoli NA, Italy

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San Giovani a Carbonara Church, Via Carbonara, 4, 80139 Napoli NA, Italy

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Complesso monumentale Sant’Anna dei Lombardi, Piazza Monteoliveto, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy

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Complesso Monumentale San Lorenzo Maggiore, Piazza S. Gaetano, 80138 Napoli NA, Italy

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See also:

Naples

Naples: Santa Chiara complex

Naples’ tradition of presepi


Italy on 40thousandkm