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NAPLES AND ITS CHURCHES
The number of the churches and the convents built up in the city until the XIX century was high: every corporations, every religious order every prince and every noble lineage wanted to construct one church with annexed convent. Later on,when Naples joined to the Reign of Italy, the greater part of the convents, that were indeed in excessive number, passed to the property of the State that changed them as pubblic buildings nearly always as schools. Some churches partially were abandoned and sconsacrated,among them there were even very important artistical churches. In the old part of the city,anyway, there are still many churches of great artistic and historical value, constructed very close to each others.Naples was the capital city of a huge reign,they have been continuous restorated and adaptated:Even the churches of middle age (as il Duomo , S.Chiara, San Domenico, San Lorenzo) have been widen modified during the XVIII and XVIII centuries and only recently restored to the ancient shape.