Naples - Moonlight on Military School "Nunziatella"

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“Nunziatella” is a military academy in Naples, Italy. It sits prominently on the Chiatamone cliff directly over the bay, facing the parts of the city known as Chiaia, Mergellina and Posillipo. Due to its position and bright red color, it is very visible from the sea and the western part of the city. The name is a diminutive in Italian and refers to the chapel annex on the premises of the academy—literally, "Little Church of the Annunciation". The chapel had been expanded into a church for the Jesuits, and decorated with frescoes by Francesco De Mura, the altar by Giuseppe Sammartino, the floor drawn by Ferdinando Sanfelice and paintings by Paolo De Matteis, Ludovico Mazzanti, and Paceco De Rosa. The academy was founded by Ferdinando IV in 1787 to train the officer corps for the Kingdom of Naples. The academy was installed in a pre-existing building from 1588, originally built for Anna Mendozza Marchesana della Valle, a noblewoman who then gave the building to the Jesuit Order. The premises served in a religious capacity until the Jesuits were banned from the kingdom in the mid-1700s. Since the unification of Italy in 1861, the academy has remained a military preparatory school that has turned out officers for the kingdom and, later, republic of Italy. In more modern times the academy has encouraged graduates to pursue careers other than military. The most illustrious student ever to attend Nunziatella was the future king of Italy, Vittorio Emmanuele III.

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Paolo Grassi on September 2, 2010

“Nunziatella” is a military academy in Naples, Italy. It sits prominently on the Chiatamone cliff directly over the bay, facing the parts of the city known as Chiaia, Mergellina and Posillipo. Due to its position and bright red color, it is very visible from the sea and the western part of the city. The name is a diminutive in Italian and refers to the chapel annex on the premises of the academy—literally, "Little Church of the Annunciation". The chapel had been expanded into a church for the Jesuits, and decorated with frescoes by Francesco De Mura, the altar by Giuseppe Sammartino, the floor drawn by Ferdinando Sanfelice and paintings by Paolo De Matteis, Ludovico Mazzanti, and Paceco De Rosa. The academy was founded by Ferdinando IV in 1787 to train the officer corps for the Kingdom of Naples. The academy was installed in a pre-existing building from 1588, originally built for Anna Mendozza Marchesana della Valle, a noblewoman who then gave the building to the Jesuit Order. The premises served in a religious capacity until the Jesuits were banned from the kingdom in the mid-1700s. Since the unification of Italy in 1861, the academy has remained a military preparatory school that has turned out officers for the kingdom and, later, republic of Italy. In more modern times the academy has encouraged graduates to pursue careers other than military. The most illustrious student ever to attend Nunziatella was the future king of Italy, Vittorio Emmanuele III. wikipedia

Syed Majeedullah Ah… on September 2, 2010

Dear Paolo Grassi,Surely, will vote in September.Regards, Ahsan

Syed Majeedullah Ah… on September 2, 2010

Dear Paolo Grassi,Very marvelous work to introduce the history and heritage to the world through this media. Everyone will not have the opportunity to visit such place

like~1, favorite~1 View ~1

Regards, Ahsan

ps: WE ALWAYS WELCOME YOUR INTENTION TO VISIT INDIA

st.newbury on March 24, 2011

Very good nightshot!! Like 6 and Y* Best regards. S.Newbury

olaphisarg74 on June 25, 2012

Very, very good this moonlight. FAV and LIKE 8. Olaf.

eziozerziani on February 11, 2013

Molto bella Paolo

Ermanno

Paolo Grassi on February 15, 2013

Grazie, Ezio, per la tua visita e il positivo commento a questa foto, che mi è molto cara. Paolo

Joe Lourenḉo on March 11, 2014

A beautiful photo of this beautiful place! Favorite 6 + Like 10!

JOE

Paolo Grassi on March 12, 2014

Thanks, Joe, for your visit, FAV and Like. Greeting from Italy. Paolo

EmyKla - NO VIEWS on May 30

Ottimo scatto, L+F! Saluti da Napoli.

Paolo Grassi on May 30

Sono felice che la foto ti piaccia. Grazie per la tua visita. Anche io vivo a Napoli. Ho visto le tue foto. Le trovo molto belle e ricche di colori. Ne sceglierò qualcuna da inserire tra le mie preferite. Un saluto cordiale.

Phoenix.7.7. on July 24

Ottima foto al chiaro di luna. Splendidi colori. Fav. 10 - Like 13. Un cordiale saluto.

Paolo Grassi on August 1

Grazie, Phoenix, per la tua visita e per il gradimento alla mia foto. Un salute. P. Grassi

Paolo Grassi on September 24

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  • Uploaded on September 2, 2010
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    by Paolo Grassi
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D60
    • Taken on 2010/08/24 20:13:45
    • Exposure: 2.200s
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.67 EV
    • No flash

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