20 February 2012
High up on the Vomero Hill lays a great treasure of Naples, the Certosa di San Martino. This former monastery turned museum has impressive sweeping views over the Bay of Naples and lovely fruiting gardens to stroll within. Our photo of the day shows the skulls mounted on the balustrade of monk’s burial site located in the Chiostro Grande (Grand Cloister), a fine example of Neapolitan Baroque architecture. Want to learn more about life in Baroque Naples? Jeanne Chenault Porter’s Baroque Naples tackles this golden age of Naples from all angles, while Helen Hills’ Invisible City gives fascinating insight into the religious life of cloistered nuns during the 16th century. Both reads should whet your appetite until you are able to view the city on your next trip.