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Church of San Leo

What to see in Bova, Reggio Calabria, Calabria

the church of San Leo (XVII century) has a rectangular plan and a single nave with side chapels. Presents to the walls precious stuccoes of the nineteenth century and a sumptuous altar in baroque style in which polychrome niche is a statue of San Leo (Patron Saint of Bova) in white marble (1582). At the sides of the recess is located a double order of columns carved in red marble, and at the top is the coat of arms of the town in marble. The chapel of the relics of San Leo in baroque style, is dated 1722, gift of the Brothers Marzano for graces received by the Holy. In this chapel is placed a marble altar composed of four columns in polychrome marble dated 1732, in an urn silver chiseled richly are preserved the relics of the Saint; of fine workmanship is also the silver statue, a half bust of San Leo. In the Chapel of the right nave is placed a precious eighteenth-century canvas depicting the Madonna Immacolata clasped hands that rests his foot on the moon and tramples the serpent, flanked by San Francesco da Paola, San Antonio da Padova and San Giuseppe. The canvas is the work of Calabrian artists with influence of the Neapolitan school.

  • Via Concezione, 4, Bova (Reggio Calabria)
  • Religious location

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= distances as the crow flies
= distances as the crow flies
= distances as the crow flies


july, 2024
to wednesday 17 july 2024

Feast of the patron saints San Leo and San Rocco

august, 2024
to friday 30 august 2024

Festival Paleariza

august, 2024

Madonna del Mare

october, 2024

Feast of Saint Luca

december, 2024
to tuesday 24 december 2024

Christmas with the ciaramelle

may, 2025

Novena and patronal feast of San Leo

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