Chiesa di San Francesco d’Assisi

The Church

An important example of architecture of’ mendicant order in Southern Italy, the church, built between the end of the Two hundred and the beginning of Three hundred on the remains of a previous building < strong> Romanic, belonged to a convent complex, of which remain the well and a part of the cloister. L’ building retained its original purpose until 1806, when, with the’ arrival of the French, the monks abandoned it. Restored in several stages starting from 1951,è now a multi-purpose hall for cultural events.

You enter the church through a monumental portal with fourteenth-century Arab-Norman-inspired décor. L’ building consists of two parts: l’ classroom a large rectangular room with a trussed roof and presbytery, covered by a time eight sails, where does the high altar of the XVII century, decorated with inlaid with colored marble with plant subjects, zoomorphic and landscape. In church è preserved the tomb of Nicola Ruffo di Calabria , dated to 1372 - 1374, a valuable work of the Neapolitan school sculptors active at the Angevin court.


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Piazza delle Tre Chiese
89040 Gerace

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