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Cloisters of San Francesco della Vigna

There are three cloisters (chiostri) surrounding the church of San Francesco della Vigna, but I only managed to find my way into two of them. The first photo shows the lovely and green Chiostro San Francesco, with cypress trees and a statue of the saint in the center. The entrance to this one is from inside the church, close to the sacristy where the Bellini is.

San Francesco della Vigna

These next photos are Chiostro del Pozzo, named for the beautiful vera da pozzo (well-head) in the center. Love the flowers on its sides. You can access this one from the monastery building to the left of the entrance to the church.

San Francesco della Vigna

San Francesco della Vigna

San Francesco della Vigna

The cloister I missed is the Chiostro dell' Orto (Garden cloister) where the monks grow grapes and other crops. Next time...

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Comments (6)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, these cloisters are really wonderful. Your posts on cloisters have inspired me so much that I hope to visit a church with a cloister in Naples. These photos are really beautiful. It looks so peaceful. I also love the flowers on that vera da pozzo.

Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful evening.

Kathy, I can't wait to see what you find in Naples and elsewhere on your trip!

So many beautiful well heads, so little time! There is a website devoted to the vere da pozzo, it drives me absolutely crazy (with desire!)

Here, you may as well spend some time on it, also. (Note, I did not say "waste").



Yvonne, thanks for the great link!


What a beautiful and unique pozzo!

Such a great find. Looks serene. Lucky you to make it into two of them.

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