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Naples: Baptistery of San Giovanni in Fonte

About the Baptistery of San Giovanni in Fonte in Naples, Italy:

 

Located in the Naples Cathedral complex, the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary (built between 1299 and 1314).

The Baptistery is thought to be the oldest baptistry in Europe and is noted for its mosaics depicting the life of Christ: including well-preserved fragments of Christ meeting the Samaritan woman at the well and the Wedding of Cana where Christ miraculously turned water into wine.

San Giovanni in Fonte is a richly decorated baptistery and is part of the Cathedral complex of Naples. It is connected to the city’s old cathedral, Santa Restituta, (traditionally attributed to Constantine the Great). The baptistery itself is generally attributed to Bishop Severus, who built it around 400, though it was partially restored later around the mid 5th century.

Visiting the Baptistery of San Giovanni in Fonte in Naples:

The Baptistery is attached to the old Naples Cathedral, Santa Restituta Church.

Address: Via Duomo, 80138 Napoli NA, Italy

Click here for a Youtube video of the Baptistry of San Giovanni in Fonte

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