The complex, founded by the Angevin (1279), encloses in its walls with a centuries-old history, a true treasure chest of history, art and religiosity.
It includes the beautiful Cloister of S. Giacomo, with the Tomb of Matteo Ferrillo and the mystery of Vlad III of Wallachia, the great Chapel of S. Giacomo with the permanent exhibition on Neapolitan nativity art, the majestic Baroque Church of S. Maria La Nova, the Ancient Refectory with the fresco "The ascent to Calvary" attributed to Bramantino, and the spaces of the former Franciscan convent now home to the Contemporary Religious Art gallery.
The Tomb of Count Vlad III
Since mid-2014, some scholars have identified the alleged tomb of Vladd III in the Church of Santa Maria La nova, arousing the curiosity of the epigraphists on the mystery that gravitates around the Turbolo Chapel. A rich esoteric and alchemical symbolism make this place even more legendary: the strange inscriptions on the wall in an incomprehensible language, translated by consulting a series of codes, have provided the key to the presumption that the tomb of Count Dracula is hidden in the church ...
The Monumental Conplex of Santa Maria la Nova: the trriumph of Neapoltan Manner of 16th century
San Giacomo Cloister: the grotesque decoration will give you an island of peace in the middle of the old town
How many secrets does the tomb od Count Vlad can keep ?
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