Mother Church of Savoca

Mother Church of Savoca

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  Via Chiesa Madre, 5 - Savoca (ME)

The Church of Santa Maria in Cielo Assunta is the Mother Church of Savoca .
It was built in 1130, it has a double sloping façade with a Renaissance-style central portal , pushed upwards by lateral pilasters that guide the eye towards the five-branched lava stone rose window. In the underground crypt of the church it is possible to visit the putridarium, where, in the past centuries, the corpses of the notables of the town were mummified, which were definitively placed in the crypt of the local Capuchin convent. It was the peripheral seat of the archimandrite of Messina whose wooden chair is kept inside.

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