Monastero di Santa Lucia

Adrano, Italy

Monastero di Santa Lucia (Monastery of Saint Lucy) is an architectural complex in the city of Adrano. The former monastery currently serves as an elementary school.

The monastery was founded in 1157 and was rebuilt in the 15th and 17th centuries. The church adjoining the monastery was erected in 1596 and was rebuilt in the late 18th century. The façade has three orders. Two bell towers rise on the sides with quadrangular domes.

Inside, the choir is in the Rococo style, and continues to the first altar. A painting depicting Saint Lucy is attributed to Giuseppe Rapisardi. The apse paintings, the decorations of the vault, and the paintings on the first altar on the left and on the second altar on the right are attributed to the school of Olivo Scozzi.

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Via Roma 44, Adrano, Italy
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Founded: 1157
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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claudio s (2 years ago)
Baroque monastery now used as a school with the church of Santa Lucia in the center. It would deserve a restoration ...
Antonio De Luca (3 years ago)
Imposing construction with a very particular facade, the church impresses with the dark fabrics on the walls.
Niki L'Olandese (3 years ago)
Bellissimo monastero che si estende per circa 200 metri lungo via Roma. Attualmente è sede di scuole e circoli con anche attività commerciali. La Chiesa, nella parte centrale, è a sviluppo circolare. Al suo interno si trovano affreschi e altre opere d'arte. Il tutto, monastero e Chiesa, hanno bisogno di un intervento di restauro.
Antonio Arcangelo Amoroso (5 years ago)
Beautiful church
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