Basilica di San Sebastiano, Acireale

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  • Stupendous Basilica, superb in his baroque style that emphasizes the façade and interiors. However the need of restoration as part of the roof and of the paintings are not in very good condition.
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  • A beautiful church both outside and inside. The churchyard is richly decorated with statues and a staircase enclosed by a gate. Within the whole spectacle of Baroque fills the eyes. Frescoed ceiling and altar the cycle of paintings illustrating the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian. To visit!
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  • I already wrote speaking of Cathedral and the square: the baroque town of Acireale is simply magnificent but is to be loved and understood. This church is perhaps even more beautiful and rich of the Duomo, savor it perhaps making you drive by an impromptu guide you will find inside.
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  • Huge church with a beatiful facade. There is a nice little park nearby.
  • The basilica is the most important monument of Acireale, declared a national monument. In December 1990, Pope John Paul II raised to the dignity of a minor basilica. The first site opened in 1609 and the Church completed in 1644 with subsidies and offerings of the faithful. The temple was extensively restored after the earthquake of 1693, between 1699 e1705, assuming its present appearance. The Church was elevated to a collegiate church with Papal Bull of 20 November 1924. The façade designed by Angelo Bellofiore, inlays of Diego and Giovanni Flavetta, has more orders and presents a frieze with fourteen putti holding swags. The Church is preceded by a parapet built in 1754 by Giovan Battista Marini designed by Pietro Paolo Vasta, enriched by statues of characters from the Old Testament: Judith, Jael, David, Joshua, Moses, Aaron, Judas Maccabeus, Gideon, Samson. The Interior has a Latin cross, is rich in frescoes by Pietro Paolo Vasta, built between 1732 and 1736, in the transept and the choir with some scenes from the life of the Saint, in the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament with scenes from the life of Christ, and in the drum of the dome. Prior to the earthquake of 1693 the sources report the existence of paintings in the Church of Belshazzar, master of Fat Broad. The left side chapel is frescoed by Alessandro D'Anna. From the site of the Basilica.
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  • Sicilian baroque gives almost always great works of art and the San Sebastiano Church is no exception to the splendors of the past. The beautiful façade and equally beautiful inside. I recommend a thorough tour and also, if you can, a great conversation with an elderly lady who works with the pastor.
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  • Beautiful church with a rich façade and an interior impressive even in a relative simplicity. Splendid example of Sicilian baroque.
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  • The beautiful church in piazza Duomo. There is preserved the artistic statue of Saint Sebastian.
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