- Hermitage of Camaldoli
The Hermitage of Camaldoli is a monastery near
Naples, Campania, Italy.
One of the monasteries still active in the region, it sits on the hill in back of Naples at the highest point in the city, between
Vesuviusand the Phlegrean Fields. It was built in 1585 by the Camaldolesecongregation of Montecoronaon the site of an earlier church. The large altar in the church is the work of Cosimo Fanzago, and there are numerous prized paintings by such artists as Francesco Francanzanoand Giordano. Part of the monastery is open to the public, who may occasionally visit the gardens overlooking the city to the south.
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