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St. Maria de Armenis

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The church of St. Maria de Armenis is part of an ancient Benedictine monastery of Armenian monks and in 1094 also Pope Urban II visited it.


In 1640 when, the brotherhood of St. Francis of Paola was moved here and they remained on site until 1774, when the new temple was built. After this period the church changed use and become a home and was abandoned in 1958 thanks the law of displacement of the same old quarters.


The rock hewn complex has a masonry facade in Romanesque style. The church is divided in three naves with
pillars.


Located in the church there was a statue of St. Mary of Constantinople, which was made to execute from Bishop De Querquis in 1520. With the desecration of the crypt, the statue was moved to the precious the church of Carmine. The church had also the statue dedicate to Saint Nicholas from Venice that was placed here thanks the Copeta's family.

 
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