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St. Michael's church at Anacapri on the Isle of Capri.

Domenico Antonio Vaccaro, the architect of the celebrated Santa Chiara cloister in Naples, planned and built the church in 1719. In 1761 the church was paved with a wonderful majolica tiled floor by Leonardo Chiaiese; it represents the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. Inside, there are some valuable paintings by Giacomo Del Po and Paolo De Matteis, a pupil of Luca Giordano, as well as a painted wood choir and the wooden altars.