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Basilica di Santa Maria, Randazzo

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  • The medieval atmosphere that reigns in Randazzo translates into this magnificent Basilica, beautiful both outside and inside.
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  • At midnight the bells of St. Mary's Church chime a hundred times, beyond the midnight. Every night! Is an absurd imposition, the result of the arrogance of the pastor who evidently considers to impose its barbaric behaviour to the whole population. Practically you can't sleep
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  • Majestic basilica made of blocks of lava stone that contrast with the beautiful campanile color. Striking the Interior, very attractive pink marble altar.
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  • Beautiful church whose façade plays with a contrast between the black lava and white arches and columns. Solemn and majestic Interior
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  • On the origin of the minor Basilica of Santa Maria we have no certain information. Legend has it that the first wooden church was built around the 11th century, following the discovery on Pier a cave of a fresco of the Madonna – whose name Madonna of Pileri. This original building was later replaced by another brick church with a single nave, larger than the first, presumably in the Romanesque style. The Church, as it stands at present, was built from 1214 to 1239. The only documents that inform us of realization thereof, are two inscriptions engraved on two plaques in lava, bulwarks – one above the other – on the outside wall of the Church, under the second Arch of a club under the present sacristy, at a height from the floor level 254 cm. It is not known if this was the exact location of two plaques from the beginning. Visual examination of the wall, where they are bulwarks, it follows that, most likely, were removed during the renovation of the building and at the end of the work riaffisse, as evidenced by the cement used to perform both jobs. The autopsy of the two epigraphs proves that they are inscribed on two plaques of lava of a cuboid shape almost identical, they measure respectively: 66 cm width 51 cm tall, the first and the other 44.5 cm, thickness cm 4.7 3.5 cm lower while the lateral faces cm 7. The two epigraphs were engraved on the stone at different times and by different Masons. On both the gravestones there are remnants of a compound used by the bears, investigator and archeologist, to make a cast of the inscription, now lost. R Angela's secret Soldiers
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  • Beautiful peaceful place full of medieval history
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