Church of San Giuseppe in Taormina
The Church of San Giuseppe in Taormina overlooks Piazza IX Aprile, dominating it.
It was built between the end of 1600 and the beginning of 1700 in Baroque style. A double flight of stairs, delimited by a balustrade in Syracuse stone, leads to the church square.
The façade consists of a large central portal, made of Taormina marbles of different colors, which leads to the inside , and two small side portals, made of Syracuse stone, from which one enters the sacristy on the right and in a small room often used for painting exhibitions on the left. On the right side of the church stands the large bell tower, the lower part of which is made with large blocks of Taormina stone. The church was the seat of the "Confraternity of the souls in Purgatory" for this reason in different points of the facade and also inside the church you can see human figures in the middle of the flames that symbolize the purification from sins.
All ' inside, the church has a single nave with a transept which has a dome at its center in which you can admire a fresco depicting San Giovanni Bosco as a child between the Madonna and Jesus.