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Chiesa San Paolo, Palazzolo Acreide

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  • We visited this small city not far from Syracuse in Sicily, not expecting too much. We wanted to visit the greek theater and see the area. A local bartender told us about the festival, which goes on e...  more »
  • The feast of the patron with "unknown" is inspiring. Between sleek stripes confetti incentives barrels. A unique show.
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  • After visiting the Basilica of San Sebastiano you take Via Garibaldi leads to the Saint Paul District, on the left there is palazzo Judica which has one of the longest terraces of Europe! The terrace is supported by faces them chiseled in stone and arranged symmetrically, a snake holding the forbidden fruit ... It drops again is you come to the Church of Palazzolo's patron saint, São Paulo. The imposing façade on three levels with the twelve apostles that frame with Christ pantocrator. Atop the bells! A miracle of architecture. The Church on erect after the earthquake of 1693 on the pre-existing Church of Santa Sofia in which there is an altar. The altar, side today, is placed exactly where formerly stood the existing Church. Bronze Gate depicts various moments in the life of the Saint, beautiful. Aisles of a particular luminosity, the eye converges on the high altar where is placed the statue of Saint Paul made by Lara of 1507, heavily restored, also because it was badly damaged by the earthquake. The sides of the beautiful spiral columns complete the picture. Crestadoro was the architect of many paintings that are in the Basilica. Note an altar with Madonna, one of the most beautiful and finely resolved. The statue comes out on June 29, and that day is a feast of festivals that last for days, with music, cultural events, theatrical performances, confetti and Fireworks! The people accrue all the problems and the only thought is to their protector. Note the stretcher on which the statue is carried in procession. With gold leaf and on the four sides a fine goldsmith work chronicling the life of the Saint. Not to be missed, absolutely, maybe the 29 of June! Manuela and Alessandro Gori
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  • One of the best known baroque churches of Palazzolo. Famous for the feast of Saint Paul.
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  • Great party, one of a kind with the "grown" out of the statue of St. Paul the Apostle, each year of 29 June at 13:00
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  • A marvel of Baroque in Palazzolo Acreide, worth attend the feast in honor of the Saint
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