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  • 1 Main Church (Chiesa Madre)

    Religious buildings

    Corso Umberto-I I - 98053 Castroreale

    The church has an elegant Baroque portal which contrasts curiously with the 16C campanile which had for a long time been used as a watchtower. The interior boasts a pretty Saint Catherine of Alexandria dated 1534 and a Saint Mary of Jesus painted by ..

  • 2 Pinacoteca di Santa Maria degli Angeli

    Museums and art

    v. ugliemo-Siracusa I - 98053 Castroreale

    This museum exhibits a wonderful collection of paintings and sculptures. Particularly eye-catching is a Byzantine influenced wood painting dated 1420 depicting Saint Agatha, and a beautiful polyptych of the Nativity from Criscuolo's workshop in Naple..

  • 3 Chiesa della Candelora

    Religious buildings

    Corso Umberto-I I - 98053 Castroreale

    Built in the 15C, it has a plain façade with brick ornamentation and a Gothic-Catalan style portal.

  • 4 Piazza Peculio

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P.za eculio I - 98053 Castroreale

    This square is named after a grain store ( peculio frumentario) where the locals could buy wheat for a modest sum. The arch that you will see on the terrace of the belvedere, behind the Pawnbroker's, is believed to have come from what was most likely..

  • 5 Museo Civico

    Museums and art

    v. uglielmo-Siracusa I - 98053 Castroreale

    Set up in the ancient oratory of St-Philippe Neri, this museum unites wood paintings and marble sculptures. Amongst these pieces there is a marvellous funerary monument of Geronimo Rosso, by Antonello Gagini. Paintings worth mentioning are the Savoir..

  • 6 Saint Agatha's church (Santa Agata)

    Religious buildings

    v. uglielmo-Siracusa I - 98053 Castroreale

    It is in this church, modified in the 19C, that you can see the Tall Christ, a statue in stucco and card-board which is held aloft on a pole during processions and which can be seen from anywhere in the town.

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