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As we entered the Church with some other vistors one of the Nuns came out & gave us a personal... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2015
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Luton, United Kingdom
Unusual decoration

The highlight of the church are its plaster scenes...polished to resemble marble but in finer... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 31 January 2016

The atmosphere that is created in the summer evenings is that of an elegant and charming, thanks to a lighting that enhances the park and the structure of this prestigious period residence.

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed 31 January 2016

Ancient Roman church, in the harmonious simplicity of its structure and of its interior, which exacerbate the mystical character, fits perfectly with the places and the buildings that surround it, and is topped by a bell tower and an imposing Romanesque tower dating to 1282.

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed 21 June 2015

As we entered the Church with some other vistors one of the Nuns came out & gave us a personal tour, in Italian & English. It was most informative & enjoyable. All the more so as we had to climb very high to this Church & the Cathedral & we timed it badly (avoid early PM), so this tour was a real bonus.

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

The monastery façade on approach is quite attractive, topped by a belfry. One of the resident nuns kindly gave us an informative tour of the Serpotta decorated church. She said there are now nine nuns in the congregation including a number in the young age group.

The church is delightful and is a marvellous example of the creativity of the master Serpotta. The stucco sculptures show many scenes from the bible, with the sidewalls depicting the life of Jesus. An endearing feature is the presence of putti in various poses.

Other pleasing decorative features are the fine ceiling, other statuary and some paintings.

In the monastery we bought a tray of almond dolci, which sustained us on our way to the next attraction.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank permia
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Reviewed 8 November 2014

We found this convent by chance , and it was indeed a fortunate one : beautiful abbey , well restored and maintained , with interesting exibitions and a wonderful , light architecture .

Date of experience: October 2014
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