Also said Brancaccio Chapel, the church was built by Cardinal Rinaldo Brancaccio in 1385, for his family.
It is located in Piazzetta Nilo, the district of the Alexandrians who placed the Hellenistic sculpture of the Nile whose cult they imported.
To the right of the main altar was the funerary monument of Rinaldo Brancaccio, the work of the sculptors Donatello and Michelozzo. The work highlights the phase of transition between Gothic and Renaissance forms and it is considered of irrepressible modernity.
On the High Altar there is the table of San Michele Arcangelo by Marco dal Pino.
To the Lombard Giovan Tommaso Malvito is attributed the tabernacle placed on the right side of the sacristy.
The architect and painter Arcangelo Guglielmelli, in the 1709, was commissioned to renovate the fourteenth-century church.
A post on the right side leads into the courtyard of the Palazzo Brancaccio which was based, from the 1690, of the first library open to the public. Shelves, books and manuscripts are kept in the Vittorio Emanuele III National Library. Shelves, books and manuscripts are kept in the Vittorio Emanuele III National Library.
Information on the Church of Sant'Angelo a Nilo
Opening time: not available
How to get:
- Address: Piazzetta Nilo, 23 –80134 Naples
- Subway 1 Line: Università stop, at Piazza Ruggiero Bonghi turn left into Via Mezzocannone and, at the end, on the right you will find the Church | Bus: R2, 202, 460, E1, N1, N3, Umberto I stop - Cardocenter Medical Center (about 10 minutes on foot).
Church of Sant'Angelo a Nilo in NaplesAlso called Cappella Brancaccio, the church was built by Cardinal Rinaldo Brancaccio in 1385, for his family.