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The Monastery Of St. Clara of Assisi: photo description (Monastero di S. Nicola)

The modern look of the ensemble of the monastery SV. Clara of Assisi - the result of a thorough restoration carried out to eliminate the damage caused by bombing on 4 August 1943 and subsequent fire. Restoration work returned to the monastery the original Gothic appearance. The first Church was erected in 1310 - 1328. at the request of Robert I of Anjou and his wife, and was consecrated in honor of the Lord's Body, and its current name owes to the monks who settled here to Clarisse. The interior of the Basilica formed one stately room, lit by tall Gothic Windows. On the sides of the hall are drawn galleries with side chapels. The main attraction of the interior is the majestic main altar, fortunately untouched by the fire, with the Crucifixion of the era of the trecento. In the apse, and near the entrance to the sacristy, the tombs of the monarchs of the Angevin dynasty of the XIV century.

The main attraction of the monastery now belongs to the Franciscans, is its cloister (monastery courtyard), gardens, arcades, alleys, bosquets, columns and benches covered with majolica tiles. The idea of this decoration belongs to D., Vaccaro, and majolica with pastoral and mythological scenes produced in 1740 Donato and Giuseppe Massa.