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  Convento di Capaccio  
  Convento di Capaccio The Franciscan Convent in Capaccio is situated in a privileged position, and it is dedicated to St. Anthony of Padova.
It was built in 1500 thanks to the monks of the Carmelite order who lived there until 1652, when it was closed because not enough monks were living there. The 1682 earthquake destroyed the building but in 1710 the university of Capaccio rebuilt it, and it was entrusted to the Franciscan monks. A man from Capaccio, Mr. Antonio Tanza, donated the soil where later the Monastery and the church, with the adjoining garden, were built.
The Convent comprises a church, a cloister, housing spaces and a big garden which is today used as a sport field. The cloister of the convent was painted by Giuseppe Rubini, and the frescoes narrate about the lives of St. Francis of Assisi and about St. Antonio miracles. On the ground floor, adjoining the cloister, a Museum has been instituted. In this Museum, works related to the Grand Tour Age, which coincided with Paestum's rediscovery, are kept.
 
 
   
 
 
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