Morning: 9:00 - 13:00
Afternoon: 16:00 - 20:00 (summer schedule)
15:00 - 19:00 (winter schedule)
The high altar, built to a final design by Carlo Marchionni, was to include various sculptures, in particular high reliefs and statues. They were made between 1751 and 1757 by Francesco Pagano and Matteo Bottigliero, pupils of Domenico Antonio Vaccaro. The statues of St Thomas Aquinas and St Vincent Ferrer were put in the space between the aedicule columns, either side of the high relief depicting the miracle of the “Holy Image”. Unfortunately the statues have lost their heads and have been damaged but the work is strong, the result of the two individual artists. It can be surmised that St Thomas is by Pagano and St Vincent by Bottigliero comparing contemporary statues by the two for the spire of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Piazza del Gesù, Naples.
POR CALABRIA FESR 2007/2013 L.I. 220.127.116.11
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.