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NECROPOLI PALEOCRISTIANE DI S.MARIA DELLA GROTTA/N

 

The so-called catacombs of Lilibeo covered a vast area from the church of the Madonna dell’Itria and, ran next to the railway, as far as the main road to Trapani. it was a complex of funerary chambers, hypogeum Arcosolium tombs made by using the the natural cavities or digging into the lime banks. The are of the ex-convent of the Niccolini is rich in Arcosolium tombs, simple or with painted decoration. Of particular importance is the southern complex of the area, made up of three arches, with mosaic floors depicting a polychrome vase. Near corso Gramsci (vicolo E. Pace)  these is another complex hypogeic chambers with painted Arcosoliums

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