Chiesa di San Domenico Maggiore
Palazzo dei Di Sangro
Piazza San Domenico Maggiore
Centre stage on this handsome square is the 18th-century Guglia di San Domenico . The work of Cosimo Fanzago, Francesco Antonio...
Guglia di San Domenico
Progressive Petrucci is a breath of fresh air, exciting palates with mostly successful new-school creations like raw prawn and...
Piazza San Domenico Maggiore 8a · interesting places nearby
Chiesa di San Domenico Maggiore information
Completed in 1324 on the orders of Charles I of Anjou, this was the royal church of the Angevins. Of the few 14th-century remnants surviving this church's countless makeovers, the frescoes by Pietro Cavallini in the Cappella Brancaccio take the cake. The sacristy is equally noteworthy, featuring a beautiful ceiling fresco by Francesco Solimena and 45 coffins of Aragon princes and other nobles.
In the Cappellone del Crocifisso, the 13th-century Crocifisso tra La Vergine e San Giovanni is said to have spoken to St Thomas Aquinas, asking him: 'Bene scripsisti di me , Thoma; quam recipies a me pro tu labore mercedem ?' (You've written good things about me, Thomas, what will you get in return?) – 'Domine, non aliam nisi te ' (Nothing if not you, O Lord), Thomas replied diplomatically. Curiously enough, the first bishop of New York, Richard Luke Concanen (1747–1810), is also buried here.