St. John’s Convent (Monastero di San Giovanni) is situated on the main street of Cava de’ Tirreni and dates back to the 14th century. Due to a major earthquake in 1980 in Italy, the building has been closed for several years and was later restored with the support of European funds, becoming a point of interest in town.
What to visit
The whole area is divided into 5 smaller independent sections, which comprise a restaurant, a pizzeria, a lounge bar, a hotel, and a rooftop bar, all sharing a central section titled “The Garden of the Poor Clares”, dedicated to the memory of the nuns and characterized by a green area in line with the monastic rule.
Today, the building is a venue for artistic and cultural events as well as a meeting place for night-life, becoming a place where architecture and nature come together to create a unique place.