TRACES OF MIDDLE AGES ALONG VIA DEI TRIBUNALI IN THE OLD TOWN OF NAPLES

Paolo Gravina, Tourist Guide in Naples and its surroundings - Guida turistica in Napoli e dintorni.

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PAOLO GRAVINA

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If you want to read a quite literal translation in italian, please click here: http://paologravina7.com/2014/12/01/tracce-di-medioevo-lungo-via-tribunali-nel-cuore-antico-di-napoli/.

Se vuoi leggere una traduzione quasi letterale in italiano, clicca qui: http://paologravina7.com/2014/12/01/tracce-di-medioevo-lungo-via-tribunali-nel-cuore-antico-di-napoli/.

Naples is like a book to skim through, where the history could be read page by page. Naples is a layering of facts and events, where the appearances could be deceiving. Churches and palaces were constantly restructured over centuries, due to changes in style related to taste and cultural instances of the ages that have passed through. Not by chance, many neapolitan churches, founded in the Middle Ages or Early Christian period, have completely lost their original appearance in order to be adapted to the canons of the Council of Trent during 16th century, assuming therefore a Baroque shape. These changes are evident along the path of Via dei Tribunali. At the beginning of the road…

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