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Certosa e Museo di San Martino Overview

Witness the magnificence of mediaeval Neapolitan and Italian art and architecture at Certosa di San Martino, which is among the best places to see in Naples. Originally constructed as a Carthusian monastery, the complex today functions as an art and history museum showcasing the finest artworks of prominent Italian artists from the fifteenth century onwards, like Giovanni Antonio Dosio and Cosimo Fanzago

One of the most popular historical places to see in Naples, the Certosa di San Martino lies on top of the Vomero Hill close to the old town. Dating back to the fourteenth century, the Carthusian monastery of San Martino has only a Gothic cellar surviving from its original structure. Centred around one of Italy’s most stunning cloisters, Certosa di San Martino has seen restoration and alterations by some of the best Italian artists over the centuries.

Admire the Italian and Neapolitan artistry of the mediaeval monastery’s church, sacristy, gardens, chapter house and treasury, which have artworks by prominent seventeenth and eighteenth-century Italian artists like Giovanni Antonio Dosio and Cosimo Fanzago. The Chiostro dei Procuratori and Chiostro Grande are stunning examples of Tuscan-Doric architecture, while visitors can also explore the museums that showcase collections of mediaeval art and sculptures, old carriages, and exhibits that narrate the mediaeval history of Naples.

Highlights

• Explore the Certosa di San Martino, which ranks as one of the most popular places to visit in Naples
•  Located atop the Vomero Hill close to the Castel Sant’Elmo, Certosa di San Martino can be reached via the cable car ride or hiking up the hill
• Constructed as a Carthusian monastery, the complex has numerous artworks and architectural features created by the finest Italian artists, which can be witnessed by visitors
• Explore the varied art collections, which date back to the fifteenth century onwards, at the numerous museums within the Certosa di San Martino of Naples.

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