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Monastero del Santissimo Salvatore, Erice

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  • Along the main road opens a small road on the left near the entrance to the city. From there you enter the small, white, bright Church of the most Holy Saviour and was part of the monastery of 1300 former residence of Chiaramonte, now in ruins. The Church reopened recently after a long restoration, it is very simple, with a single span the sides of which there are six niches on the thickness of the wall that have become small altars. In one of them is a plaster statue of St Benedict by an unknown artist. Another features a marble Madonna with child, probably Mary school, holding a knotty stick (Silver), many curious. The only altar, very nice, is topped by a magnificent Tabernacle, both sides polychrome marble which has two pairs of plaster statues probably of Peter from the field who worked at Erice in 1700. Above the exit door a choir where the nuns attended mass and accompanied it with religious songs. The balustrade is decorated with floral decorations. Is very impressive, especially for the presence of Madonna holding the stick. Manuela and Alessandro Gori
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  • If you're pressed for time don't bother stopping at this monastery. It's basically a ruin other appears that it's not on the outside. Lots of empty rooms and broken walls with a small deal. It's not w...  more »
  • We opt for the full pass: 11 sites to visit for €15 (adults), €7.5 (children). We visit the ruins of the monastery of S. Salvatore, here, there is a specialty bakery and pastry, including the famous "dolci di badia" ("Abbey cakes") that Erice continues to produce, even now that the monastery was deserted. It is in these rooms that were the large vats of wood where you knead the dough as well as the large tables on which we modelled the bread and cakes and let the dough rest. On the ground were stored the jars and other containers containing oil, canned goods and all products and accessories needed for the pastry. And in an adjacent room, the ovens. We don't have access to everything because they're doing renovations before the high season.
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