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Church of Our Lady of the Lake

What to see in Santo Stefano di Sessanio, L'Aquila, Abruzzo

The striking 17th-century church was built on the donation of Giuseppe Anelli and his brothers, as attested by a commemorative plaque placed inside the building. The main façade is ennobled by a portico supported by four quadrangular pillars with round arches, while a small bell gable rises on the rear wall. The interior facies is of distinctly local Baroque culture and features a single hall covered by a tripartite barrel vault, round arches resting on pilasters and crowned with entablatures decorated with putti and scrolls. There are three shrines housed in the building: the high altar is dedicated to Our Lady of Grace and consists of two columns surmounted by an entablature covered in gold leaf; the one on the left is dedicated to St. Cyrus; and the one on the right, offered to St. John the Baptist, features a painting signed and dated 1720 by a certain Domenico Gizzone.

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from 90.00 €
A tour between two medieval villages to discover the mountain wonders of Abruzzo with their history, culture and gastronomy
Interested villages: Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Calascio
  • 67020, Santo Stefano di Sessanio (L'Aquila)
  • Religious location
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