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159 Via XXIV Maggio

Church of Montevergine

LOCATION: Via XXIV Maggio 159 DATING: 1464th century DESCRIPTION: The history of the church is linked to the Monastery of Montevergine founded in 11 by Santa Eustochia (Smeralda Calafato). The church of Montevergine was built in the seventeenth on a project by the architect Nicolò Francesco Maffei, the structure has undergone various alterations over the years that have altered its original shape. The church preserves the mummified body of Santa Eustochia sanctified by Pope John Paul II on 1988 June 22. The church has a single nave, has a high altar rich in marble inlays and large ceiling frescoes by Letterio Paladino. The late sixteenth-century portal is to be attributed to the Maffei architects. FUN FACT: it is said that the mummified body of Santa Eustochia preserved in the church still has the hair and nails that are cut every year on the occasion of the celebrations in her honor on XNUMX August.

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