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Annunziata's Church

The Annunziata's church is considered the jewel of the 18th century art of the town. It was, probably, edified around the 13th/14th century, but during the 1693 earthquake it had a lot of damages. In the 1474 the dean's church signed a contract with the artist Antonello Messina, to made a painting on wood: the Annunciazione. These painting remained inside the church until the 1906, when it was bought by the Superintendence of Syracuse, for its conservation and restauration. Today the painting – carried on canvas – is in the Gallery of the Bellomo Museum, in Syracuse.

The church has a beautiful Baroque façade reconstructed after the 1693 earthquake, but it was never finished. The big door is characterized by four coiled columns paired and by an elaborate trabeation; all of these is carved in a masterly manner by rural decorations and garlands of fruits (grapes, pomegranates, quinces, pears, figs and so on).

Inside the building has three wonderful naves. The high arcades of the central one have elaborate decoration with faces of little angels and garlands. In the right nave there is a statue of St. Teresa d’Avila, made in the second part of the 1800’s by the local artist Giuseppe Giuliano, and also a wood altar with the painting of the Holy Family. Near the principal door there are remains of Medieval stoups and an eighteen-century wood altar with the painting “The martyr of St. Stephan”. In the transept there is a splendid statue of the “Madonna of Carmel”, venerated in this church. The statue was cut in 1700, then gilded by Cesare Cappellani during the half of the 19th century. The high altar is really beautiful made by polychrome marbles with birds and floral elements to symbolize the Spring. Back to the altar there is a canvas with the Annunciazione made by the local painter Paolo Tanasi. In the lateral naves numerous altars and paintings.

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Saint Paul's Church
Saint Paul's Church
Paul was chosen as patron of the village of Palazzolo Acreide, in Sicily, in 1688.
Piazza S. Paolo, 6, Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
0.26 Kilometers from Annunziata's Church
Mother Church of San Nicolò Vescovo
Mother Church of San Nicolò Vescovo
The Mother Church of the village of Palazzolo Acreide, in Sicily, dates back to 1215.
Piazza Aldo Moro, 6, Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
0.27 Kilometers from Annunziata's Church
Gabriele Judica Archaeological Museum
Gabriele Judica Archaeological Museum
Gabriele Judica, has linked its name to the discovery of Akrai, in Sicily.
Via Gaetano Italia, 36, Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
0.42 Kilometers from Annunziata's Church
Antonino Uccello House Museum
Antonino Uccello House Museum
Antonino Uccello, creator of the Casa Museo in the village of Palazzolo Acreide, in Sicily, was a poet and anthropologist.
Via Machiavelli, 19, Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
0.44 Kilometers from Annunziata's Church
The Church of San Sebastiano
The Church of San Sebastiano
the first church dedicated to San Sebastiano in borgo di Palazzolo Acreide, in Sicily, was built toward the end of the XV century
Piazza del Popolo, 1, Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
0.48 Kilometers from Annunziata's Church
The Santoni
The Santoni
A few meters beyond the village of Palazzolo Acreide, in Sicily, you find via dei Santoni.
Via Dei Santoni, 3, Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
1.26 Kilometers from Annunziata's Church
Akrai
Akrai
The ancient Greek colony of Akrai is situated in the village of Palazzolo Acreide, in Sicily.
Via Teatro Greco, 8, Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
1.30 Kilometers from Annunziata's Church
Church of San Bartolomeo
Church of San Bartolomeo
Church of San Bartolomeo is located in the village of Giarratana, in Sicily.
Via Ruggero Settimo, 961, Giarratana (RG)
10.22 Kilometers from Annunziata's Church
Emigration Iblean Museum
Emigration Iblean Museum
The Emigration Iblean Museum of Giarratana, in Sicily, is part of the network of the Sicilian Emigration museums.
Via Nino Bixio, 102, Giarratana (RG)
10.23 Kilometers from Annunziata's Church

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