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Piazza Armerina Cathedral

  • Address
    Salita Marco Trigona 12, Piazza Armerina, Italy
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Everyday from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • What to see
    Icon of Madonna delle Vittorie

The Cathedral of Piazza Armerina, built in the highest part of the city, is an imposing 17th century building that dominates the cityscape. It has its origins in the 14th century temple built after the miraculous discovery of the image of the Madonna delle Vittorie during the plague of 1348. The medieval temple was demolished in 1627 and replaced by the present building, financed by the legacy of Baron Marco Trigona. The church, designed by Orazio Torriani and completed in 1740 after several interruptions, is characterized by a single nave with communicating side chapels.

The cathedral houses valuable works of art, including the 15th century wooden icon of the Patroness Maria SS. delle Vittorie and paintings by artists such as Jacopo Ligozzi and Filippo Paladini. Among the church’s treasures, the silver-plated monstrance of the Madonna delle Vittorie, made by Giuseppe Capra in 1627, stands out. With relics, tapestries and marble works by artists such as Filippo Pinistri and Giuseppe Venanzio Marvuglia, the Cathedral in Piazza Armerina is an important landmark on the Way of St. James in Sicily, where pilgrims can stamp their credentials.

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