The Church of the Dead: Purgatorio Ad Arco in Naples

The Church of the Dead: Purgatorio Ad Arco in Naples

You might not expect a grinning bronze skull to be the first thing that greets you as you approach a church. But look more closely at the façade of Purgatorio ad Arco, in the historic centre of Naples, and you will see dozens of stone skulls, and a few crossbones as...
A Hidden Corner of Naples: The Cloister of Santa Chiara

A Hidden Corner of Naples: The Cloister of Santa Chiara

Tucked away behind a 14th century convent church in the historic heart of Naples, the Cloister of Santa Chiara is a magnet for visitors, and reputedly the most photographed spot in Naples. The church itself dates back to 1310, but the cloister was built in its present...
A Visit to Capri

A Visit to Capri

We hadn’t been planning to visit Capri, but there was a boat preparing to go, so we thought, why not? I’d only ever thought of the island as a vast rock rising up from the Bay of Naples but, I reasoned, there must be something of interest to have attracted...
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