Chiesa Del Carmine


Style: Neo Romanesque

Designers: Arch. Ghino Venturi

The parish was built on the remains of a XVI century Carmelite building complex, destroyed by the bombardments of May 1943. The façade, designed in Neo Romanesque style by the Pisan architect Ghino Venturi, is adorned at the bottom by a bicrome wall surface. The top is characterized by two rows of windows which recall, in modern style, the Pisa Cathedral. Inside, the church is divided into three naves by pillars and rounded arches; the ceiling is made of wood. The mosaics, realized in 1966 by Aligi Sassu, one of the most important Italian artists of the XX century, are stunningly beautiful. On the altar, in front of the mosaics we can notice the statue of the Madonnina Miracolosa (XIII century) in wood of cedar of Lebanon, brought by the Spaniards in Sardinia. The Madonna, untouched during the bombardments, is still worshipped today for its miraculous powers.

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