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Church of Santa Maria di Portosalvo

What to see in Chianalea, Reggio Calabria, Calabria


Located in the center of Chainalea, built in 1700, rich in paintings and sacred furnishings, it is a beautiful example of eighteenth-century art for its harmonious and delicate architectural style both inside and outside.
Damaged by the earthquake since 1783 and destroyed by that of 1908, the church was rebuilt at the expense of the congregation of sailors and the inhabitants of the country.

The building is small in size with only one nave; you can only access from the main central door and entering, on the right, you can see a painting on canvas of Saint Lucia Vergine. On the left is one of the two white marble altars, on the wall of which there is a crucifix carved in wood. Further ahead and always on the right there is a carved wooden pulpit with eighteenth-century gold finishes of discreet local carver. Going forward, a step leads to the concave apse in which, on the main altar always in white marble, there is the altarpiece depicting Santa Maria di Porto Salvo.

  • Via Prof.Giuseppe Zagari, 11 - 89058 , Scilla (Reggio Calabria)
  • Religious location


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