Morning: 9:00 - 13:00
Afternoon: 16:00 - 20:00 (summer schedule)
15:00 - 19:00 (winter schedule)
Managing the work on the high altar, built during the 1740s and 50s to a design by Carlo Marchionni, was a complex operation. At first the Neapolitans Matteo Bottigliero and Francesco Pagano had been hired, only to be put aside some time later in favour of the more famous sculptor Antonio Corradini who was working in Naples at that time. Corradini made one of the huge angels situated at the top of the aedicule (the documents do not specify which) before arguing fiercely with the marble worker Francesco Raguzzini. Corradini abandoned the scene in a fit of anger and the two original sculptors were called back. They made the second angel, which is probably the surviving one as the draping does not seem to be up to Corradini’s usual standard, despite Francesco Pagano being fairly skilled in this art.
POR CALABRIA FESR 2007/2013 L.I. 126.96.36.199
Avviso Pubblico Valorizzazione BBCC-II Edizione
ASSE V - RISORSE NATURALI, CULTURALI E TURISMO SOSTENIBILE
Obiettivo Specifico 5.2 - Valorizzare i beni e le attività culturali quale vantaggio comparato dalla regione Calabria per aumentare l'attrattività territoriale, per rafforzare la coesione sociale e migliorare la qualità della vita dei residenti.