Via Duomo

Built as part of the late 19th-century Risan-amento (slum-clearance programme), Via Duomo connects Corso Umberto I with Via Foria and more or less runs parallel to Via Toledo.

BASILICA DI SAN GIORGIO MAGGIORE MAP PP280-1 @ 081 28 79 32; Via Duomo 237; £3 8.15am-noon & 5-7.30pm Mon-Sat, 8.30a m-1,30pm Sun; 0 CS to Via Duomo

Standing on the site of a pagan temple, the austere Basilica dl San Giorgio Magglore Is one of Naples' oldest churches, built by St Severus In the 4th century. Despite a thorough restyling by deslgnahollc Coslmo Fanzago In the mid-17th century, the earthy Palaeo-Chrlstlan apse survives. Less fortunate was the right-hand nave of the church, demolished to make way for Via Duomo In the late 19th century. The third chapel features frescoes by Francesco Sollmena.

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