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Byzantine Churches of S. Lorenzo

Byzantine Churches of S. Lorenzo

Location San Lorenzo
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Two churches, two Byzantines jewels in the very heart of the village of San Lorenzo. In the middle of Piazza Regina Margherita, on either side of the ...

Cathedral of Santa Maria dell'Isodia

Cathedral of Santa Maria dell'Isodia

Location Bova
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The Co-Cathedral of Bova, or Cattedrale di Santa Maria dell’Isodia, is situated in a position higher up that the rest of the historic centre next to...

Church of  Maria SS. Annunziata

Church of Maria SS. Annunziata

Location Brancaleone
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In Brancaleone Superiore there once stood a church dedicated to Maria Santissima Annunziata, completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1908. Today, of...

Church of  S. Niceto

Church of S. Niceto

Location Bova Marina
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In the Apàmbelo locality, at about 70 metres above the Vena River, stand the ruins of the small San Niceto church (tenth century), measuring about 6...

Church of Carmine

Church of Carmine

Location Borgo di Palizzi Superiore
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MADONNA DEL CARMINE [OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL] The Church of the Madonna del Carmine in Palizzi was built in 1573. To the name of the church are often...

Church of Immacolata

Church of Immacolata

Location Bova
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IMMACOLATA [MARY IMMACULATE] Walking through the village of Bova, there are several buildings worth visiting, including the Chiesa dell’Immacolata [...

Church of Maria SS. del Leandro

Church of Maria SS. del Leandro

Location Motta San Giovanni
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In Motta San Giovanni, in the Oleander district about four kilometres from the town centre, it is possible to visit the Sanctuary of Maria Santissima ...

Church of Our Lady of Porto Salvo

Church of Our Lady of Porto Salvo

Location Melito Porto Salvo
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Principal works of art The painting of the Madonna di Porto Salvo, which stands on the altar of the church of the in Porto Salvo, depicts the Madonna ...

Church of S. Anna

Church of S. Anna

Location Borgo di Palizzi Superiore
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Palizzi has retained the charm of the old, medieval village, comprising narrow streets, lanes and flights of steps connecting the village’s houses. ...

Church of S. Maria dell'Alìca

Church of S. Maria dell'Alìca

Location Borgo di Pietrapennata
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The tiny hamlet of Pietrapennata stands in the Alìca Valley, where the evocative remnants of what was once a church, maybe a monastery, still stand, ...

Church of Saints Pietro e Paolo

Church of Saints Pietro e Paolo

Location Borgo di Pentedattilo
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The Church of Saints Peter and Paul, of probable Byzantine origin, has a single nave, a more recent neoclassical façade and a square-based, two-tiere...

Church of San Giovanni Battista

Church of San Giovanni Battista

Location Borgo di Galliciano'
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SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA [SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST] The church, of Byzantine origin, overlooks the town’s main square. It houses two images of the patron...

Church of San Leo

Church of San Leo

Location Bova
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The Church of St. Leo was built at the end of the eighteenth century on ruins of a previous building. Inside there is a chapel of relics. Some of them...

Church of San Nicola

Church of San Nicola

Location Roghudi Vecchio
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The little church of San Nicola, recently restored despite the fact that the town itself is uninhabited, is an unassuming, sacred place that retains i...

Church of San Rocco

Church of San Rocco

Location Roccaforte del Greco
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This church was built in the sixteenth century. At that time the altar was in plain masonry, the tabernacle was small, the candlesticks in silver-coat...

Church of San Rocco

Church of San Rocco

Location Bova
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S. Rocco [St. Roch] is a saint venerated a lot in Bova. The small church dedicated to him stands close to an old monastery of the Frati Minori di Sant...

Church of San Sebastiano

Church of San Sebastiano

Location Cardeto
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According to a number of documents, the church of the patron saint of Cardeto, San Sebastiano, is seventeenth-century and, unusually, built outside th...

Church of San Teodoro

Church of San Teodoro

Location Bagaladi
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Walking through the hamlet’s little, narrow streets, which lead to the main square, we come across the church of San Teodoro. Principal works of art...

Church of Santa Caterina

Church of Santa Caterina

Location Bova
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Originally dedicated to the Holy Ghost, the church of St Catherine was rebuilt during the second half of the twentieth century and consecrated in 1969...

Church of Santa Maria de' Tridetti

Church of Santa Maria de' Tridetti

Location Staiti
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The Church of Santa Maria de’ Tridetti is situated a few kilometres from Staiti, in a green valley against a protective backdrop of mountains. Today...

Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria

Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria

Location Staiti
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The present th ree-aisled Baroque church dedicated to Santa Maria della Vittoria [Our Lady of Victory] was developed from an older two-aisled late-Ren...

Church of SS. Pietro e Paolo

Church of SS. Pietro e Paolo

Location Cardeto
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In Cardeto, the church of Santi Pietro e Paolo [Saints Peter and Paul], houses a valuable eighteenth-century painting of saints Sants Cosmas and Damia...

Church of the Most Holy Annunciation

Church of the Most Holy Annunciation

Location Borgo di Amendolea
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This church known previously as La Madonna dell’Assunta [Our Lady of the Assumption] once stood in the old mediaeval hamlet of Amendolea. In 1869 it...

Church of the Spirito Santo

Church of the Spirito Santo

Location Roccaforte del Greco
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The Church of the Spirito Santo [Holy Ghost] was built between 1930 and 1934 by the Anonima Costruzione edilizia building company directed by engineer...

Little Church of Sant'Anastasio

Little Church of Sant'Anastasio

Location Montebello Jonico
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On the slopes of the Punta d’Argento [Silver Point] hill, at about one hundred metres above the San Pietro river, near a disused oil mill, half-hid...

Little Churches of Amendolea Antica

Little Churches of Amendolea Antica

Location Borgo di Amendolea
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Outside the walls that skirt the Ruffo di Calabria Castle there are three little churches of considerable architectural interest. Of the twelfth-centu...

Little Churches on the road to Castello S. Niceto

Little Churches on the road to Castello S. Niceto

Location Montebello Jonico
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Already along the pathway, as we approach the base of the Castle, we come across the ruins of a number of little churches. The first one to be seen (p...

Proto-Papal Church of the Most Holy Annunciation

Proto-Papal Church of the Most Holy Annunciation

Location Borgo di Amendolea
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The thirteenth-fourteenth-century Proto-Papal Church of the Assumption or, as it is known by tradition, Santissima Annunziata [Most Holy Annunciation...

Sanctuary of  S. Maria Assunta

Sanctuary of S. Maria Assunta

Location Cardeto
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There is evidence that the Calabrian Greek rite was practiced in Cardeto and the valley of the Sant’Agata River until 1700. The Sanctuary of the Ass...

Sanctuary of Madonna del Mare

Sanctuary of Madonna del Mare

Location Bova Marina
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On the 31st of May 1965, the bishop of Bova, Monsignor Aurelio Sorrentino, elevated to the status of Sanctuary the church on the Capo San Giovanni D...

The Orthodox Church, Gallicianò

The Orthodox Church, Gallicianò

Location Borgo di Galliciano'
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On the summit of the hamlet of Gallicianò stands the small church dedicated to Our Lady of Greece [Madonna della Grecia– Panagia tis Elladas] w...

The ruins of the Church of San Giovanni

The ruins of the Church of San Giovanni

Location Montebello Jonico
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The twelfth-century church of San Giovanni, now a ruin, has a single nave with a sole protruding apse and two doorways: one facing west, the other, as...