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The Immacolatella in Naples.
The Immacolatella in Naples.
The Immacolatella Fountain in Naples.
The Immacolatella Fountain in Naples.

The Immacolatella is an edifice in Naples, Italy. It is the small, old red building at water's edge in the main port of Naples. It is the only such remnant of old Naples still standing at the port. It was, in fact, the old quarantine station and was finished in the 1740s. It was built to the plans of Domenico Antonio Vaccaro, the proment painter, scultpor, and architect whose works are scattered throughout Naples, and which include the majolica-tile courtyard of the Church of Santa Chiara. The Immacolatella is so-called from the sculpture of the Immaculate Virgin above the facade. The area around the building was filled in in the 1930s, thus losing the "mini-harbor" to the north, an inlet that provided access from the sea directly to the old church now located in the middle of a traffic island. That church is abandoned and closed, but once served the sailors of Naples and was called Santa Maria del Portosalvo (safe haven). 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... Domenico Antonio Vaccaro (1678-1745) Italian painter, sculptor and architect. ... Majolica is earthenware with a white tin glaze, decorated by applying colorants on the raw glazed surface. ... (see also Gesù_Nuovo) The Church of Santa Chiara Santa Chiara is a religious complex in Naples, southern Italy, that includes the Church of Santa Chiara, a monastery, tombs and an archeological museum. ...

The famous Immacolatella fountain associated with the building has been relocated and now stands on the seaside road, via Nazario Sauro, near the Castel dell'Ovo. Castel dellOvo. ...



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