Ruins Church of San Nicolò la Carruba (or of the Greeks)
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Ruins Church of San Nicolò la Carruba (or of the Greeks)

Via Quattro Aprile, Palermo. The ruins and the adjacent building, with indication "PALACE AND INCOMPLETE FACADE OF THE CHURCH OF SAN NICOLO 'DEI GRECI" located in Via Alloro, n. 57/63 at the corner of Via Quattro Aprile 1/3 is considered well bound pursuant to Legislative Decree. 42/2004 (DDS n. 5628 of 20.03.08). 

Below is a short extract from an interesting article published on:

In fact, the tireless Marquis tells us that in the Kalsa district it was an ancient church of "seafaring people" of which we have memory since 1293. And starting from this news we extended our investigation with other authors, learning that in this part of the city was once the village of the Greek people and that here there was an ancient gate "of the Greeks", which was then demolished and rebuilt in 1553 on the site where it still stands today. The Greeks therefore inhabited this district and not only gave the name to the door, but also to the church that the Villabianca says to have belonged to seafaring people precisely because the main activity of the peaceful inhabitants of this district was on the sea. 
The church first took the name of S. Nicolò dei Greci, and, subsequently, in 1373, it was commonly referred to as S. Nicolò alla Carrubra.
Villabianca also adds that towards the first years of the XNUMXth century this church "was restarted to rebuild with a modern structure" but that it remained incomplete.

A further article on this monument is available at the following web address: -from-gancia-and-piazza-marina /

Crypt. In-depth study: Pietro Todaro: The subsoil of Palermo - 1988. Downloadable at the following ACCADEMIA.EDU address:

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

Photo: Web

Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero Web, 

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