Certosa di San Giacomo, Capri, Italy | CruiseBe
9.1
Average: 9.1 (10 votes)

Norberto Chavez-Tapia - originally posted to Flickr as Rich">
Morn the Gorncompass rose from Maps_template-fr.svg: Eric Gaba (Sting - fr:Sting)Road and rail data from OpenStreetMap - Own">
Princess Caroline of Naples and Sicily">
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 ||| Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0

Certosa di San Giacomo


History and museums
,
church, landmark, sightseeing



Certosa di San Giacomo is a Carthusian monastery on the island of Capri founded in 1363 by Giacomo Arcucci. The charterhouse has three main areas: the pharmacy and women's church, the buildings for monks, and those for guests. The cloister (Chiostro Grande) is of a late Renaissance design, while the Chiostro Piccolo features Roman marble columns.

History

Count Giacomo Arcucci, a secretary to Joan I of Naples, established the charterhouse in 1371. He later became a monk himself in 1386.

In 1553 the monastery was restored and fortified and a tower was erected which collapsed in the 18th century.

There was often conflict between the islanders and the monks, who owned land as well as grazing and hunting rights. During the 1656 plague in Capri, the monks sealed themselves off, whereupon the islanders threw their corpses over the wall of the monastery in retribution.

Since 1974 the charterhouse houses the Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach museum among others and is used for cultural events. A high school is also on the premises.


http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 ||| Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0 ||| Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en ||| Creative Commons Zero, Public Domain Dedication


Text is available under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0

Latest posts