Church of St. Ignatius and Jesuit College
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Through narrow and picturesque streets and the descending down Via Vittorio Emanuele, you arrive at the Jesuit College and the adjoining church of St. Ignatius. The building dates back to the early 1600s when citizens wanted the Jesuit college to provide the city of Piazza Armerina with a school system run by the Jesuits, which could ensure an effective education for the city’s youth. The Piazzesi thus obtained permission from the provincial father G.B. Carminata to send a group of Fathers to start the foundation of the college. The church was first named after St. Ignazio. After beatification, flat pilasters, Doric style capitals and the curvilinear motion of double elbow stairways have characterized the facade. The noteworthy beautiful entrance portal, which is accessed from both angles of a stone stairway seems to smile at people, cannot help but look back as they passby.

 

 

Via Vittorio Emanuele n. 20, 94015 Piazza Armerina (EN)
Open in the morning

 

 

  Click to listen highlighted text! Through narrow and picturesque streets and the descending down Via Vittorio Emanuele, you arrive at the Jesuit College and the adjoining church of St. Ignatius. The building dates back to the early 1600s when citizens wanted the Jesuit college to provide the city of Piazza Armerina with a school system run by the Jesuits, which could ensure an effective education for the city’s youth. The Piazzesi thus obtained permission from the provincial father G.B. Carminata to send a group of Fathers to start the foundation of the college. The church was first named after St. Ignazio. After beatification, flat pilasters, Doric style capitals and the curvilinear motion of double elbow stairways have characterized the facade. The noteworthy beautiful entrance portal, which is accessed from both angles of a stone stairway seems to smile at people, cannot help but look back as they passby.     Via Vittorio Emanuele n. 20, 94015 Piazza Armerina (EN) Open in the morning    

 

 


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