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St Joseph Church at Nissoria

  • Address
    Piazza Duomo 1, Nissoria (Italy)
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  • What to see
    Church frescoes

The Church of St. Joseph in Nissoria, founded in the 18th century by the Moncada-Ventimiglia family, represents an important place of worship in the context of the “internal colonization” promoted by the feudal aristocracy in Sicily. Initially a modest chaplaincy, the church was elevated to Parish status in 1756 and has experienced various phases of expansion and restoration over the centuries. Its connection to the Camino de Santiago in Sicily may derive from its history as an integral part of the territorial planning promoted by noble families, making it a point of interest for pilgrims seeking spiritual experiences in the heart of Sicily.

The Church of St. Joseph in Nissoria, erected in the 18th century under the auspices of the Moncada-Ventimiglia family, represents a symbol of the town’s demographic and building growth. Initially financed and run by the nobility, the church went through various stages of development, undergoing extension work in the 19th century and further restoration in the 20th century. Its status as a parish and the transfer of ius patronatus to the municipality have marked its history, and its consecration in 1999 enshrined its importance in the religious and cultural context of Nissoria.

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