FOR THE PLEASURE and information of our readers, from time to time Italica Press offers small galleries of photos from its publications. We hope that you will enjoy them and will keep coming back to check for more.

Naples offers a rich tradition of Italian and European artistic styles and urbanism. Here we offer galleries of the more important medieval monuments of that city to accompany our new format for Medieval Naples: A Documentary History, 400-1400.

The Compostela Gallery presents a sampling of photos from the Italica Press The Road to Compostela, which offers a downloadable, interactive tour of the medieval Pilgrim’s Road from France to Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. It presents a series of medieval texts relating to the pilgrimage to Compostela and to the shrine and cult of St. James, including the twelfth-century Codex Calixtinus, now in the library of the cathedral of Santiago, as well as descriptions and excerpts from travelers in the later Middle Ages and Renaissance.

The Pilgrim’s Way to St. Patrick’s Purgatory traces the pilgrim’s route to St. Patrick’s Purgatory on Lough Derg in Ireland. This medieval route stretched from Dublin and Drogheda through Kells and onward northwest, taking advantage of the water routes and monastic settlements of the Lough Erne lake system. We offer 18 online galleries of landmarks, monuments and views along the way.

St. Michael’s Way is a footpath that runs north to south across Penwith in Cornwall from Lelant on St. Ives Bay on the Irish Sea to St. Michael’s Mount on Mount’s Bay in the English Channel. It traces what is believed to be a part of the medieval pilgrim’s road to Compostela.


Nestled in its own valley of the Châtillonnais (Côte-d’Or) region of Burgundy, a few kilometers from Montbard, the Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay was founded by St. Bernard of Clairvaux in 1118 on the site of an old hermitage. The main church building was begun c.1139 on more suitable land donated by his uncle and was consecrated in 1147 by Pope Eugenius III, a friend and protégé of St. Bernard. This gallery presents 24 of our images of the site.

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