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I'm not one for late over the top baroque so the simplicity of this church came as a pleasant surprise.
The parishioners take great pride in the painting of christ in a dress which upside down looks like a chalice. If it was a contemporary...More
This really is a wonderful and little known jewel of Sicilian Baroque, located at the far end of the pedestrianised Via Penna alongside the town hall. The imposing exterior dates from the 1760’s, and once inside the heavy timbered doors, the stucco and gilded interior...More
In the church of San Giovanni Evangelista you will find very expressive and particular framework depicting a Christ with a white skirt. Single original in Italy, a similar painting is in Spain in Burgos. There is allays someone to help you and tell you a...More
Another shining example of magnificent late Baroque in Scicli is Chiesa di San Giovanni Evagelista. The three-order harmonious facade matches the beauty of the bright interior richly decorated with elaborate stucco ornaments and beautiful central oval painting of the ceiling. Gorgeous church!
This imposing church is situated on the centrally located Via Penne. It has a magnificent Baroque frontal façade and is accessed up an imposing set of steps. Once inside it is bright and white with a spectacularly painted ceiling. Pride of place goes to very...More
This jewel of Sicilian Baroque is located on the pedestrianised Via Penna just along from the town hall. The wonderful exterior architecture dates from the 1760’s and the interior decorations, such as stucco and gilding date from 1854.
It’s worth visiting just for the ceiling...More