Sanfelice, Ferdinando

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Sanfelice, Ferdinando (1675–1748). Neapolitan architect. He was celebrated for scenographic effects, especially in his staircases, as at the Palazzo Sanfelice, Naples (1723–8), a late-Baroque arcuated structure between the cortile and the garden. He designed the scalinata (flight of steps) in front of the Church of San Giovanni a Carbonara, Naples (1708—probably a prototype of the Spanish Steps in Rome), and the Palazzo Serra di Cassano (1719–c.1730—a very free and original composition).

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