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Located in the Croce district, there is evidence of the existence of this church since the beginning of the 1300s and from that century it was the seat of the Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception. Initially it was smaller in shape as evidenced by the ruins of the ancient walls found during the 1974 restorations under the floor delimited by the area of the current central nave. Parts of some frescoes and Latin inscriptions were also found on the ruins of the ancient walls. In the second half of the 1700s the Parish of San Bartolomeo was transferred there which until then had been based in a church not far away on Via Pistiello (now home to private homes) and which was in a dilapidated state. Perhaps it was during this period that it was enlarged and equipped with 3 naves as well as the typically eighteenth-century pear-shaped window which can still be admired on the façade today. In the church you can admire various statues from the 18th and 19th centuries including that of the Immaculate Conception, Sant'Aniello, San Vito and San Gaetano.  Until the mid-70s of the 20th century, a magnificent canvas by Mozzillo representing the Immaculate Conception could be admired on the ceiling (see artifact listed in this museum). In those years it was removed by the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage for "restoration" and has never been returned and/or put back in its place. Its location is uncertain. Perhaps it is located at the Certosa di Padula. The church window exhibition has been cataloged by cultural heritage inv # 1500047455. For further information on the history of the Church of the Immaculate, please refer to an article by Prof Pasquale Moschianoin the magazine 'Agora' which can be consulted here.

Church of the Immaculate Conception

SKU: 2300102
  • Diocese of Nola

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