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Church and Monastery of S.Maria of Itria

 
  • Church and Monastery of S. Maria dell’Itria
  • Church and Monastery of S. Maria dell’Itria
Church and Monastery of S. Maria dell’Itria

The Augustinian Friars obtained it in 1613 from the confraternity of  Saint Mary of  Itria. The pre-existing church was enlarged to include a convent. The 1745 façade is attributed to Pietro Castro. The church displays the statues of Jesus, Joseph and Mary, the works of Andrea Tipa (18th century) the crucifix is the work of  Pietro Orlando (17th century). Among the paintings; the portrait of Saint Augustine, by Pietro Novelli (17th century); Saint Nicolas Tolentino by Andrea Carreca (17th century) and the portraits of the Archangel Raphael, the Madonna of  Itria and the Immaculate Conception, works of  Giuseppe Felice (17th century). A secondary school specialized in scientific studies now occupies the convent.

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