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Santa Maria del Rosario alle Pigne, Naples

 

Santa Maria del Rosario alle Pigne, Naples

Church of Santa Maria del Rosario alle Pigne
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Rosario alle Pigne
The façade of Arcangelo Guglielmelli.
Location Piazza Cavour
Naples
Province of Naples, Campania
Country Italy
Denomination Roman Catholic
Architecture
Status Active
Architectural type Church
Style Baroque architecture
Administration
Diocese Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Naples

Santa Maria del Rosario alle Pigne (or del Rosariello) is a church located near Piazza Cavour in Naples, Italy.

The church acquired its name, because in 1638, the zone where the church now stants was a pine forest. The trees were felled to build the convent on lands that belonged to the Moscabruno clan. Designs of the church were by Arcangelo Guglielmelli. It has a rectangular base with lateral chapels. The facade has a statue of the virgin by the artist. The cupola is built from tufa rock. The church has works by Luca Giordano. The adjacent cloister is built in a late Renaissance style. The church has undergone recent renovation.

Bibliography

  • Vincenzo Regina, Le chiese di Napoli. Viaggio indimenticabile attraverso la storia artistica, architettonica, letteraria, civile e spirituale della Napoli sacra, Newton and Compton
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