"Obelisco di San Domenico" Piazza San Domenico Tip by MM212

Piazza San Domenico, Naples: 14 reviews and 26 photos

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  • Piazza San Domenico - May 09 - Naples
      Piazza San Domenico - May 09
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Erected in the centre of Piazza San Domenico, this richly carved obelisk commemorates the end of the plague epidemic of the 17th century. It is one of three monumental obelisks in historic Napoli, and it takes its name from the Piazza, which in turn was named after the church whose apse dominates the piazza. Naturally, the obelisk is topped by a statue of the saint himself. This location also marks the eastern edge of the non-extant Ancient Greek wall that once protected the city of Neapolis. The obelisk itself, often referred to as la Guglia di San Domenico (guglia = spire), is attributed to the sculptor Francesco Antonio Picchiatti. Surrounding the piazza are some of the city's notable palazzi.

Address: Piazza San Domenico, Spaccanapoli
Phone: +39 081 459298
Website: http://www.chiesadinapoli.it/

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  • Updated May 2, 2010
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