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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 are a Byzantine-influenced painting on wood dating from 1420 depicting St Agatha, a beautiful 16C Flemish triptych of the The Nativity from Criscuolo's..

  • 3 Chiesa della Candelora

    Religious buildings

    Corso Umberto-I I - 98053 Castroreale

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

  • 4 Piazza Peculio

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P.za eculio I - 98053 Castroreale

    This square is named after a wheat reserve (peculio frumentario) where local inhabitants could buy wheat for a modest sum. The arch on the viewing terrace behind the Monte di Pietà is believed to have come from a synagogue in what was probably the Je..

  • 5 Museo Civico

    Museums and art

    v. uglielmo-Siracusa I - 98053 Castroreale

    Housed in a former oratory dedicated to St Philip Neri, this museum contains paintings as well as wood and marble sculptures, such as the marvellous funeral monument of Geronimo Rosso by Antonello Gagini. Paintings worthy of note include a Saviour of..

  • 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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