Complesso Museale Sant’Anna dei Lombardi

Complesso Museale Sant’Anna dei Lombardi

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The Church of Santa Maria di Monteoliveto, better known as Sant’Anna dei Lombardi, can be considered the emblem of the Tuscan and Neapolitan Renaissance. The foundation, dating back to 1411, was the work of Gurello Origlia, protonotary of the king of Naples Ladislao di Durazzo, who was responsible for the construction of the monastic complex of the Olivetan fathers. At the time of its foundation, the monastic complex was located outside the city walls, enriched by four cloisters, now incorporated into the nearby Pastrengo Barracks or leaning against the Palazzo delle Poste, where the Great Cloister stood, a place for meditation, meditation and study. Monteoliveto was a complex very dear to the Aragonese dynasty: in particular to the Duke of Calabria, later King Alfonso II, who went there almost daily, when he was in the city, to hear Mass. During the 1500s the church was enriched with numerous works of sculpture, altars and tombs, so much so that it represents, like San Domenico Maggiore and San Giovanni a Carbonara, the privileged place for the knowledge of Neapolitan sculpture of that century. Just as of primary importance are the pictorial works that Monteoliveto preserves, testimony of the fertile relationships between “foreigners” and Neapolitan painting of the mid-16th century: the Tuscan Giorgio Vasari and the Spanish Pedro Rubiales.

By showing your Campania Artecard at the ticket office, you will receive the free ITGuides audio guide to explore the masterpieces of the monumental complex


Complesso Museale Sant'Anna dei Lombardi