Badia Grande Church in San Marco D'Alunzio

Badia Grande Church in San Marco D'Alunzio

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The Badia Grande Church in San Marco D'Alunzio, also known as the Church of San Salvatore extra moenia, is an important building of worship in Romanesque style.
It was built in 1176 and remodeled in the 17th century.
The simple gabled façade is enriched by a very valuable Aluntine marble portal with twisted columns and cherubs above which, inside an elegant niche, there is a statue of San Benedetto.
The interior of the church , with a single nave, has an imposing Romanesque colonnade. Of particular value are the stuccos depicting angels playing and playing, allegorical figures, cartouches and flower garlands.
Among the works kept in the church, of particular value are: the devotional paintings dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries; an eighteenth-century wooden canopy placed on the tabernacle, the work of Don Corrado Oddo.
Attached to the Church stands the Monastery of the Benedictine Nuns which today houses the Congress and Events Palace named after Queen Margherita of Navarra, founder of the Monastery.

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