July 5, 2013

Church of “Madonna delle Grazie”

Chiesa-Madonna-delle-Grazie

The site is remarkable and the vegetation around it enhances its fascination.

The square plant architecture is distinctive. A dome topped by a cylinder surmounts it, as in some small country churches in Tuscany or Latium.

The church was built in the early 17th century, with material from the decaying stronghold of the Arcella.

Above the high altar there is a picture, oil on canvas, representing the Madonna of the milk. The Virgin with a naked breast joins in herself both sacredness and motherhood.

In the first week of August , during the feast of the Madonna delle Grazie, small lights illuminate the church and make it more and more fascinating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Madonna delle grazie