Santa Maria della Valle Church

Messina, Italy

The church of Santa Maria della Valle, also called Santa Maria della Scala, is known under the name of Badiazza, and was probably built during the 11th century in the Badiazza dried up riverbed of a stream that gives its name to the church. The church, that lies at the feet of the San Rizzo mountains, was recently restored and given back to the citizens and tourists who love to discover historic beauties not too far from the city centre.

The history of the monastic community is unconfirmed. It was founded by Normans at the end of the 11th century or by the Cistercian community founded in the 13th century. The monastery and the original church were enlarged and incorporated together, and the religious site was elevated to the rank of Abbey.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Pietro Paolo Cucinotta (4 months ago)
The most beautiful place in Messina, it is a pity that uncivilized it spoils its magnificence by vandalizing it and leaving waste
Antonino Andriolo (7 months ago)
A hidden treasure, unfortunately little cared for.
Nicoletta Vella (7 months ago)
A very particular monument that needs more attention. It can be reached via a nice walk on an easy path.
Carmelo Salvia (11 months ago)
The place is beautiful deserves to be valued as a tourist attraction, for now the ideal place to take a walk on foot in messina
Antonio Allegra (2 years ago)
A fascinating structure, but incomprehensibly abandoned to itself. A pity .. Messina does not deserve this offense
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