Italian Renaissance

Palazzo Marigliano: Italian Renaissance in Naples

The Church is both a property management agency for tourists in Naples and a design bed and breakfast itself in Palazzo Marigliano – sheer Italian Renaissance – with spacious rooms, minimal design furniture and three sweet terraces.

This bed and breakfast is an attic on Palazzo Marigliano, the most important example of Italian Renaissance architecture in Naples. The Church is actually our home. We called it The Church as it is located on the roof of San Gennaro all’Olmo church. As it was built in 1512 it belongs to the Renaissance period, showing many elements of ancient Greek and Roman culture. Historiographers identify Florence as the cradle of the Renaissance, from which it would quickly spread to other Italian and European cities. In fact Naples followed a separated way to its own Renaissance thank to the Aragon dynasty and a millenary tradition going back to the Egyptians.

Italian Renaissance: from the plan to the bed

The idea behind the Italian Renaissance puts emphasis on proportion, symmetry, regularity as they are shown in the Greek and Roman architecture. Designed by Giovanni Donadio, the Palazzo contains amazing frescos and many pieces of art. In the presence of such a history, we decided to remove things rather than add. In our bedrooms you will only find what you need to sleep, a clean comfortable bed, a branch to hang your clothing, no wardrobes or drawers, sometimes a chair. An old, always ready suitcase. This is our way to respect these walls that we are proud to live in. Our decorations come as little images we transform into objects to give our soul to the spaces of our bed and breakfast in Naples. Pieces of random wood, rope, publisher’s drawers, weird succulent plants springing out from coffee machines, aluminium and steel: our products will last the least possible.

Italian Renaissance: Naples excellence boutiques

We love the idea of belonging to something beautiful. The Church shares spaces, ideas and utilities with several friends we love.

  • The Riot – what a sweet name – does things. Their communication projects and designs are aimed to enhance the visibility, the quality and the educational value of cultural activities.
  • Restart is an architecture studio specialized in urban regeneration, public design requalification, sustainable mobility, environmental oriented technologies and projects.
  • Tiziana D’Auria is one of the most famous nativity scenes artisans in Naples. Her traditional designs are well known and exported all over the world.
  • Legatoria Artigiana continues the old tradition of this area of Naples. The name of the street is indeed Via San Biagio dei Librai, literally the publishers, the book makers. This elegant boutique puts the heritage of 200 years into unique design products.

Most of these spaces seem to contain the same atmosphere left a few years ago by the glorious Arte Tipografica. This fascinating factory closed after almost one hundred years publishing great authors such as Pablo Neruda.
We at The Church are proud all these friends from Palazzo Marigliano rely on our Italian Renaissance to host their own guests.

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