before the restoration"
The church dates back to XIII century. Its origins are closely bound to the
Silvestrini religious order. They in fact settled in the area in 1297.
stunning and refined inside decorations were entirely remade in the first
years of the XVIII century.
Their beauty is given by a clever balance of baroque and the abundance of
Rococo. The essential façade misleads the visitor not announcing the
richness of the art treasures the church keeps inside.
single nave opens in little side chapels here and there. The architectural,
plastic and pictorial elements are all caught in a sight.
They can be referred to the Baroque tradition.
The ephemeral plastering enriched by golden touches and the harmonious wood
carvings blend with the splendour of the choir stalls, the altar and of the
he church echoes a marvellous Baroque explosion.
religious building is keeper of masterpieces painted by masters of the
Baroque Style. Cavalier D’Arpino, G.F.Romanelli have in fact contributed
to the splendour of the church.
Other painters, whose identity is still unknown and Giuseppe Cesari,
Pasqualino Rossi have also taken part in the decoration of the place.
of the paintings can be attributed to Rossi. Madonna del Carmelo,
L’Assunta, Storie di Santa Lucia have all be painted by him.
church is a standing evidence of a wise interpretation of the Baroque style.
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