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Encyclopedia > Santa Maria Donna Regina Nuova

Santa Donna Regina Nuova is a church in Naples, in southern Italy. It is called Nuova ("new") to differentiate it from the oldest church of Santa Donna Regina. 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 earliest church was built on this location the 14th century. However, in 1616-27 a new edifice was built by the architect Giovanni Guarino for the nuns of the annexed convent with the same name. Originally the monastery and the church were connected by a passage between the tribune of the new church and the apse of the old one, but this was eliminated by the 1928-34 restoration. The fa├žade is precede by a wide 17th-century staircase, and houses two stucco statues portraying St. Andrew and St. Bartholomew. The interior has a single nave with six side chapels and a rich Baroque marble decoration. The ceiling has a large fresco by Francesco de Benedictis (1654). The sidesof the apse have frescoes by Francesco Solimena portraying histories of St. Francis. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Solimenas magisterial self-portrait, 1730 Francesco Solimena (Canale di Serino, near Avellino, October 4, 1657— Barra, near Naples, April 3, 1747) was a prolific Italian painter of the Baroque era, one of an established family of painters and draughtsmen. ... Numerous saints have been named Francis. ...



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