Chiesa di Santa Maria Donnaregina vecchia
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Built for will of queen Mary of Hungary, wife of the Angevin Charles II, between 1307 and 1316
on the remains of a previous church of the VIII century, it was part of the conventual complex of the Clarisse Nuns. This gothic church, whose architectural shapes have been brought to light after the restoration of 1928-1934, presents a polygonal apse with church, whose architectural shapes have been brought to light after the restoration of 1928-1934, presents a polygonal apse with
slender walls and octagonal small pilasters that hold up the Coro delle Monache. It is characterized by a big hall with a coffered ceiling, a valuable inlay wooden chorus and thirteenth century frescoes on the walls. The church hosts the sepulchrum of queen Mary of Hungary, realized by Tino di Camaino and Gagliardo Primario (1326), a sculpture work that resembles the sarcophagus of the defunct held up by the 4 virtues, with statues that resemble the queen’s sons. Of great importance the Giotto school frescoes in the Cappella Loffredo.
Opening: SUN-WED-THU-FRI 10am-9pm; SAT-SUN 10am-12pm