Church of San Domenico

Cosenza, Italy

Founded in 1448, the Church of San Domenico combines Renaissance and Medieval elements. Its most interesting feature is the rose window defined by 16 little tuff columns. The wooden portal (1614) is inlaid with floral motifs, figures of saints and coats of arms. Inside the church are works by the sanfilese painter Antonio Granata such as the canvas depicting the Madonna of the Rosary between Saints Dominic and Agnese da Montepulciano preserved in the ancient choir used today as a sacristy in the church (late 18th century). The high altar is made of polychrome marble (1767). In the transept, there is a Deposition and a San Vincenzo Ferreri (late 18th century, anonymous). The sacristy is noted for its ribbed vault, a double lancet window with a narrow arch and a wooden choir installed in 1635.

References:

Comments

Your name



Details

Founded: 1448
Category: Religious sites in Italy

Rating

4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

anna adimar (4 months ago)
Beautiful Church
alice crocco (4 months ago)
molto molto bella... il parroco che dice la messa è un ragazzo... era la prima volta che ho sentito la messa lì,e devo dire che è stato molto convincente e bravo.....
Giuseppe Giardina (5 months ago)
Lovely place
Francesca Asta (21 months ago)
The square in front which was closed for renovation was finally reopened. It is one of the few churches that still maintains some architectural features of the past. Inside there is a small church alongside the main remained as it once was where silence and meditation reign, which are essential for prayer. It is easy to reach from the city center
Francesco Marino (2 years ago)
A church that has always had a particular charm for the Cosentini, better known as "a Madonna di Rusariu", alternating priests able to welcome and guide the faithful coming from every part of the city. The side chapel is mystical and the effigy of Saint Lucia is venerated. A place that reconciles the spirit
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Roman Walls of Lugo

Roman Walls of Lugo are an exceptional architectural, archaeological and constructive legacy of Roman engineering, dating from the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. The Walls are built of internal and external stone facings of slate with some granite, with a core filling of a conglomerate of slate slabs and worked stone pieces from Roman buildings, interlocked with lime mortar.

Their total length of 2117 m in the shape of an oblong rectangle occupies an area of 1.68 ha. Their height varies between 8 and 10 m, with a width of 4.2 m, reaching 7 m in some specific points. The walls still contain 85 external towers, 10 gates (five of which are original and five that were opened in modern times), four staircases and two ramps providing access to the walkway along the top of the walls, one of which is internal and the other external. Each tower contained access stairs leading from the intervallum to the wall walk of town wall, of which a total of 21 have been discovered to date.

The defences of Lugo are the most complete and best preserved example of Roman military architecture in the Western Roman Empire.

Despite the renovation work carried out, the walls conserve their original layout and the construction features associated with their defensive purpose, with walls, battlements, towers, fortifications, both modern and original gates and stairways, and a moat.

Since they were built, the walls have defined the layout and growth of the city, which was declared a Historical-Artistic Ensemble in 1973, forming a part of it and becoming an emblematic structure that can be freely accessed to walk along. The local inhabitants and visitors alike have used them as an area for enjoyment and as a part of urban life for centuries.

The fortifications were added to UNESCO"s World Heritage List in late 2000 and are a popular tourist attraction.