Caltanissetta Cathedral

Caltanissetta, Italy

The Cathedral of Santa Maria la Nova, built between the years 1560–1620, was opened to the public in 1622. The façade was only completed in the year 1840. The church has a late-Renaissance appearance that breaks the characteristic Baroque mold usual to Sicily. The interior features frescoes by Guglielmo Borremans, who worked there from 1722. Other works include a wooden Blessed Virgin draped with silver lamina (1760) and a poly-chromatic wooden statue of St. Michael the Archangel by the sculptor Stefano Li Volsi, which is located in a large aisle chapel, along with two marble statues portraying Archangels Gabriel and Raphael, sculpted by Vincenzo Vitaliano. The Treasury houses a fine silver monstrance from the 15th century.

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Founded: 1560
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Mark Vassallo (4 years ago)
Breath taking
Syed Kashif Raza (4 years ago)
I went there while visiting Italy, very nice and feel peace of mind
alessandro amici (5 years ago)
Really beautiful cathedral with its asymmetric fronton. A good example of baroque Sicilian style.
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