Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio, Acireale

#5 of 11 in Historic Sites in Acireale
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Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio is located in Acireale. To visit Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio on your holiday in Acireale, and find out what else Acireale has to offer, use our Acireale.
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  • A plain looking church outside - plain for a city like Acireale which is full of the best baroque. But once inside it is a pretty little gem - its history is fascinating and some of the decor and...  more »
  • The monumental Church of Santa Maria del Suffragio di Acireale dates back to the year 1634. The interior was richly frescoed by the great acireale painter Pietro Paolo Vasta in 1751. We can see scenes from the Old Testament, biblical-allegorical episodes in the choir's walls, the triumph of the Eucharistic table and on the vault of the apse Jesus Christ pouring the blood of redemption. Of the vast there is also the altarpiece "Madonna del Childbirth", a work completed by his son Alessandro. Two canvases attributed to Matteo Ragonisi depict "San Gregorio Taumaturgo" and the "Massacre of the Innocents".
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