Mother Church (San Nicolò)

Mother Church (San Nicolò) 

The mother church of the town stands on the town square and is dedicated to San Nicola di Bari. Built in the fourteenth century, with a single nave structure then enlarged during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries with the creation of two other naves that led to the extension of the room up to the Ventimiglia tower now adjacent to the church.

The interior of the church contains many works: the "Last Judgment", a masterpiece by Giuseppe Salerno (known as the Zoppo di Gangi); the wooden statues of San Gaetano di Tiene, Sant'Eligio, San Luigi, San Vincenzo Ferreri, San Domenico, attributed to the sculptor Filippo Quattrocchi from Gangita; The statue of San Nicola di Bari, on the high altar of 1661, is instead attributed to Scipione Li Volsi. Also worth visiting is the Oratory of SS. Sacramento, frescoed in the eighteenth century and the crypt called "a fossa di parrina murti" containing the mummies of some priests 

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