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Santuario dell'Icona Passatora, Amatrice
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  • There are truly beautiful frescoes by painter master of Madonna della Misericordia, unknown provincial painter, known as well for his most beautiful work
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  • A fascinating and ancient shrine surrounded by green forests of Amatrice. A place not to be missed and that we hope will be soon opened to the public
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  • in the area between Retrosi and Farhan, about 4 Km from Amatrice, there is the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie or "icon Passatora". Fifteenth-century very bare externally although well maintained, internally it's all painted. To remember our Lady of mercy (1491), the Christ carrying the cross (1490?), both of the painter who painted in St. Augustine dell'Amatrice. The pillars that support the Arch of the Forum, the two sides are two frescoes dated 1490, depicting the enthroned Madonna and child, in the Act of holding the town of Amatrice miniature painter amatriciano Dionisio Cappelli, and the Madonna and child, between angels and saints Antonio Abate and Lucia del "Maestro della Madonna della Misericordia". The arc of the Forum an Annunciation of 1494; On the arch, on the ceiling and on the walls of the Apostles, the doctors of the Church, the adoration of the Magi, the coronation of Mary, the crucifixion, signed and dated (1508-1509) by Dionisio Cappelli. At the center of the rostrum the newsstand, Gable, out of Corinthian pilasters, painted blue with gold decoration and also painted; within the fresco of the Madonna delle Grazie which gives its name to the Church. Not far from the icon, in the locality of San Martino stands the homonymous Church. Tradition has it that the Church was erected by the French army of Charles I of Anjou. Of great artistic importance is the portal that, notwithstanding the expiry date printed on the same (1428), it seems, for style, above.
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