Italy Praiano - Church of Saint Januarius and Square

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Raimondo Giamberduca

About this spot
Praiano was once an ancient fishing village and the favourite retreat of Amalfitan rich people. Today is still an oasis of peace, tranquillity and colour.
This spot focus on the square and the Church of San Gennaro (Saint Januarius). The church was built in august 1589 on an existing structure dating back to 1200 and untill 1572 was the property of the Corsario family who were noblemen from Amalfi.
The Parish Church of Vettica Maggiore is dedicated to St Gennaro: the Neapolitan bishop of Benevento, who died martyr in Pozzuoli on September the 19th 305
The structure is flanked by a bell tower with a cupola covered in majolica tiles.
The square in front of the church is made of a beautiful composition of majolica.
Getting there
The SITA Bus stops in Praiano in Via Guglielmo Marconi. From the bus stop you immediately see the dome of the church. It’s only 150 meters away.

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