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Church of Purgatory

What to see in Casamassima, Bari, Apulia


The Church of Purgatory, built in 1700, is located at the center of the main square of Casamassima, in Puglia, Piazza Aldo Moro. In the baroque style, the equal of the imposing bell tower, hosts the Confraternity of purgatory and the statue of the Madonna del Carmine, the patron saint of the city. According to the legend, the same Madonna del Carmine, in the guise of a peasant, 5 April 1799 became find sitting on the round stone, a large monolith still visible on the outskirts of Casamassima, to indicate to the French came to the ports of the country for saccheggiarlo a wrong way to enter in the center. Rescued so Casamassima and since then, in the month of July is celebrated a great feast in honor of the Madonna del Carmine during which the mayor of Casamassima, as a sign of respect and gratitude for this gesture, he gives symbolically the keys of the city.

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Casamassima

Casamassima

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Le Comari di Puglia
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Via Verrone, 11 - 70122, Bari (Bari)
19.69 Kilometers from Casamassima
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Events

saturday
25
may, 2024

The flowered balcony in the ancient village

friday
26
july, 2024

Madonna del Camelo

saturday
10
august, 2024

Night of San Lorenzo

sunday
6
october, 2024

Historical Parade 'Corrado IV of Swabia'

from
sunday
8
december, 2024
to wednesday 25 december 2024

The Balcony of Christmas in the light blue country

from
saturday
28
december, 2024
to sunday 29 december 2024

The Living Crib in the ancient village

sunday
9
march, 2025

Casamassima Carnival - The Pentolaccia

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