Friday, April 8, 2016

The Cloisters of Santa Chiara

In 1310 King Robert of Anjou and his wife Sanchez of Majorca decided to build this complex. The Cloisters are very peaceful.. they were built for the Franciscan order,  and a great sense of calm pervades the area. In the 1700s the pillars and benches were  covered with majolica tiles.
The smell of orange blossom and wisteria was delicious.

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