The history of the convent and church of St. Antonio a Posillipo is intimately linked to the three thousand years of life of the tribe of Pausillypon.The colonization of Posillipo began its western side, the non-residential units formed an offshoot of the Roman Neapolis, but the Campi Flegrei, imperial villa or town it was, the oldest settlement was once an area to the west, is visible from Pozzuoli, but not from Naples.The first traces of the road, which has determined the site of the foundation of the convent, may be in the way that moving from the village greek to Ankara, with seeds trends parallel to the road leading to the hill of Antignano, reached the village of Magalia, and from there down the hill at right angles, towards Megaride. A road that though small in size and difficult journey, it was vital for trade and defense of the Greek settlements.In Roman times, the imperial course, the road pausillipon, a place of delight, took on a role essential for the life of what was a luxurious suburb of Pozzuoli where magnificent imperial city. In the age of the medieval imperial glories and is between the tranquility of rural villages. In fact, in this era can be found the establishment of religious communities and the development of houses on the hill. For the previous two villages, he added two more: S. Straton and shoulders. Enclosed in the isolation of rural life, Casale Posillipo arrived intact in its shape until the time viceroy. In the seventeenth century the four villages were known for health and the amenity of the funds. Here, in fact, the church was founded in 1642, as told by Celano :... della Pietà de 'Neapolitan in honor of the Saint from Padua, now the hill is the church alms of them in beautiful shape and is served by' Conventual Friars of the Third Order of St. sayings Catherine v'hanno a beautiful monastery Church and convent took in the early years as a sanatorium for the friars of S. Catherine. The first part of the church was located behind the current one. Today you can find the walls of the chapel cut into the tufa mass, vestry at the local boiler house already, while the rooms on the first convent to be found in those known as a former monastery. In 1663, what was an awkward ascent, is amplified and made with the building of the thirteen driveway ramps by the viceroy from Medina Ramiro, as we read the plaque of access rampe.Ecco as F. Alvino he describes the ramps :... the road leading to the tomb of Virgil believed and the convent of S. Anthony joins the hill to the other that crosses the small hamlet of Posillipo, the principle is called ramps S. Antonio. It was repaired by the Viceroy Duke of Medina, and was then paved for a while, but now is seen accommodated another way. Who climbs the ramps can not admit to take a look at the floor of the road especially in ramps seven, eight, nine and ten, laterally, especially to the left of salt, has traces of Roman paving (stones in the shape rounded as in the streets of Pompeii in the seventeenth century )....., ramps and tie the convent in an ever more intimate history and function, as evidenced by place names. In fact, what was known as Salita S. Maria delle Grazie, now known in cartography and in the risers, climbing ramps is indicated as S. Anthony Posillipo.? With the opening of the ramps, the church rises to the title of Sanctuary Antonian. Celano said that: • The saint's feast day is wonderful the competition, and there the people from the van the morn ing and then hold there for lunch in all of these banks of Mergellina.
Absolutely identical to the views of the Po Valley
These images are taken from the terrace in front of the Church of St. Antonio, in a few minutes walk through the thirteen sets of S. Antonio
... I'm worried it will be understood in the view from ramps that are true? Even for those who are suffering from endemic cretinism?
Zooming also a little fountain della Sirena in Piazza Sannazzaro appears tiny
by Aflo [email_address] Now I can be satisfied, if can transmit 20% of the beauties who accompany us every day. I hope these few images can lift morale a little bit of some of our countrymen are accustomed to depressogene paddies.