Naples’ Santa Chiara Cloister

Queen Sancha of Majorca has certainly left her mark on Naples. Among other structures, she mandated the building of the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata and the double-monastic complex of the Basilica di Santa Chiara.

Her husband, King Roberto d’Anjou, is buried behind the main altar of Santa Chiara. The mid-14th century funerary monument was sculpted by two Florentine brothers, Giovanni and Pacio Bertini.

Tuscan architect Ferdinando Fuga’s marble pavement spreading out in the nave and


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