Ex Cattedrale di Santo Stefano
Piazzetta Ignazio Cerio
Territorio: Capri, Ischia e Procida
During the second half of the ‘600 the Neapolitan Francesco Antonio Picchiatti, an architect much appreciated at court to the point that he was entrusted with many tasks like the construction of the spire in piazza San Domenico Maggiore di Napoli, was commissioned with the reinterpretation and elaboration of the 5th century Benedictine convent, built on the steps of Capri’s square. The works carried out by the master-builder from Amalfi Marziale Aniello Desideri, reflects the Baroque style with the domes on the lateral chapels., Symbol of the 17th century taste is the Cappella del Crocifisso that preserves the graves of the Arcucci and the sepolcro della Serva di Dio Madre Serafina. The arabesques and sinuous lines enrich the aesthetic aspect of the Church, decorated with polychrome marbles coming from the Roman villas and Villa Jovis.
Inside, apart from the relics and the statue of San Costanzo, patron of the Island, there’s a precious 16th century wooden altarpiece the “Madonna col bambino e i Santi Michele e Antonio da Padova”, beloved by locals as connected with many legends.
Mass hours: Week days 7am - 8:30am. Sunday and holidays 7am - 8:30am - 10am - 11am - 12am Evening mass- 8pm