Santa Maria della Colonna

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Santa Maria della Colonna is a Baroque style church in central Naples, Italy. It stands across from the church of the Girolamini.

The church construction began in 1580, as part of a religious complex meant to house an orphanage, and later dedicated as a conservatory of Music. The building was restored in the 18th century, and its elaborate decorated facade dates from 1715, built by Antonio Guidetti. In 1896, she was again restored.

Coordinates: 40°51′05″N 14°15′31″E / 40.851374°N 14.258700°E / 40.851374; 14.258700

Facade

The interior has a Greek cross plan and cupola. The interior was decorated by the stucco artist Costantino D'Adamo and the choir was made by Domenico Bertone. The church has frescoes by Paolo De Matteis. The church is rarely open and in poor upkeep.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Vincenzo Regina, Le chiese di Napoli. Viaggio indimenticabile attraverso la storia artistica, architettonica, letteraria, civile e spirituale della Napoli sacra, Newton e Compton editore, Napoli 2004.