Things to see and do - San Marco d'Alunzio
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The church was built on the ruins of a Byzantine chapel in the 16C on the plan of a Greek cross topped with domes. The interior is decorated with superb stucco depicting Judith and Holophernes, the fall of manna in the desert and other Biblical scene..
Museums and art
Built in 1545, the monastery has been redesigned to house a Byzantine-Norman museum. Excavations have brought to light fine Byzantine wall paintings (11C). The ground floor displays frescoes from other churches, and the first floor is given over to t..
Museums and art
The church houses a parish museum with sacred ornaments, a wooden reliquary, a Virgin and Child in polychrome wood (it is a Virgin Hodigitria, that is to say she carries the Child in her left arm). There is also an attractive wooden statue of Mary Ma..
Architecture, castles and historic districts
The historic centre has some attractive Baroque buildings such as the church of St Basil from the 18C or the church dell'Ara Coeli decorated with attractive stucco. On the main road (Via Aluntina) is the chiesa madre, St Nicholas, with a sober facade..
Via del Stadio
The church belonged to a Benedictine Monastery which is in ruins today. Notice the elegant doorway in local marble decorated with columns, angels and cherubs. The interior has rich decoration in stucco made up of cloth and cherubs.
Via Aluntina 53
This church is located before the entrance to the town and stands alone on the left of the road. It was built on the ruins of an old temple of Hercules of which only a few tufa blocks remain. The church roof has now disappeared and of the sanctuary t..