Church of San Giovanni Evangelista
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Near the ancient town of Piazza Armerina, in the Martiri di Ungheria square, there is a church of great value and beauty. The abbess Fulgenzia Li Gregni built the church of San Giovanni Evangelista between the 16th and the 17th century. The Flemish painter G. Borremans and his pupils frescoed all internal surfaces of the church. These impressive paintings are modeled on the walls and architectural elements of the building like a multicolored veil that fills every centimeter of space making it all very surreal. In the dome, above the high altar built by the Marino brothers of Catania and bearing two splendid Carrara marble statues representing Faith and Innocence, the Mystery of the Eucharist was depicted. Descending from the dome, in the lunettes and pylons, several female figures are depicted as symbols of virtue. The exterior, however, appears to be strongly austere, with unadorned and impoverished walls, its value as a religious building is witnessed only by the 18th-century bell tower and two portals, in local stone, featuring the anonymous facade.

 

 

Largo San Giovanni n. 6, 94015 Piazza Armerina (EN)
Open in the morning

 

 

  Click to listen highlighted text! Near the ancient town of Piazza Armerina, in the Martiri di Ungheria square, there is a church of great value and beauty. The abbess Fulgenzia Li Gregni built the church of San Giovanni Evangelista between the 16th and the 17th century. The Flemish painter G. Borremans and his pupils frescoed all internal surfaces of the church. These impressive paintings are modeled on the walls and architectural elements of the building like a multicolored veil that fills every centimeter of space making it all very surreal. In the dome, above the high altar built by the Marino brothers of Catania and bearing two splendid Carrara marble statues representing Faith and Innocence, the Mystery of the Eucharist was depicted. Descending from the dome, in the lunettes and pylons, several female figures are depicted as symbols of virtue. The exterior, however, appears to be strongly austere, with unadorned and impoverished walls, its value as a religious building is witnessed only by the 18th-century bell tower and two portals, in local stone, featuring the anonymous facade.     Largo San Giovanni n. 6, 94015 Piazza Armerina (EN) Open in the morning    

 

 


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