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Within the courtyard of the Girolamini monastery complex in Naples.
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Within the courtyard of the Girolamini monastery complex in Naples.

Girolamini is the name of a church and monastery complex in Naples, southern Italy. It is located directly across from the Cathedral of Naples on via Duomo. Country Italy Region Campania Province Naples (NA) Mayor Rosa Russo Jervolino Elevation 17 m Area 117 km² Population  - Total (as of December 31, 2004) 1,000,470  - Density 8,457/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Napoletani Dialing code 081 Postal code 80100 Patron Saint Januarius  - Day September... The 17th century apse. ...


It is on the site of an earlier building, Palazzo Seripando, which was donated to the disciples of St._Phillip_Neri in 1586. The original building was demolished and construction started on the new premises in 1592 on plans by the architect Giovanni Antonio Dosio. The church is in the style of the Florentine Renaissance: a Latin cross with three naves and lateral chapels. Later architects, such as Ferdinando Fuga who rebuilt the façade in 1780, also worked on the building. Ferdinando Fugas façade of Santa Maria Maggiore, completed 1743, depicted by Giovanni Paolo Pannini Ferdinando Fuga (Florence 1699– Rome 1781) was a Florentine architect, whose main works were realized in Rome and Naples. ...


Members of the order were called "Girolamini" because the premises were the first site of the church of San Girolamo della Carità ("St. Jerome of Charity").


 
 

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