Chiesa di San Nicolo di Bari

Chiesa di San Nicolo di Bari

Chiesa di San Nicolo di Bari
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Tucson18,322 contributions
Jul 2022
This is a refurbished Medieval treasure. It began its existence in 1089 and over the centuries, the construction would meld into a mixture of a variety of styles: Romanesque/Gothic/Arab/Norman/Baroque. It achieved the status of a minor basilica in 1980.

In 1945-48 there was major restoration work done and in 1936 the main portal was redone.

The columns inside are beautiful burgundy marble and at the top of the columns are eagles. The statues look to be more recent additions; maybe one is of St. George as he appears to be slaying a dragon. But do take a close look at the columns and see the two eagles facing each other on the upper part of the columns flanking the altar.

Although the plaster and paint are pealing, this did not take away from our experience and probably only added to it by suggesting the antiquity of the church.

This church is in the center of a a very, very micro-mini-piazza and only 2 doors down is a bar which is anything but holy (think "of the flesh" and you will be getting the right idea).

Outside of the church is a reimagined tree remnant. The cutting has been reduced to a trunk and branch limbs but it is painted so beautifully that it resembles more of a sculpture than an eye sore.
Written November 12, 2022
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swtraveler15
Springfield, MA1,552 contributions
Jan 2020
The Chiesa di San Nicolo is a charming little church in the lovely village of Castelmola. While the interior is simple and peaceful, the church sits on a lovely hillside piazza with amazing views. This makes it well worth checking out this church
Written February 1, 2020
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Sally62
Northampton, UK4,636 contributions
Sep 2019
Set in a little square in the heart of the town, this little church is peaceful and worth a visit. Rebuilt in 1935, it's on the site of an existing C16th church. The main portal is lateral to the square and there are fantastic views over Etna and the bay from the terrace. Entrance is via a side portal in Catalan-Gothic style. Lots of statues and paintings. The bell tower is beautiful and has mullioned windows. If you are in Castelmola do take a look.
Written August 25, 2020
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,447 contributions
Feb 2023
This lovely church is in the heart of the village in a small square. We walked there in very narrow streets. The church itself is simple but it’s worth a visit. It has a nice bell-tower with a clock. Behind it we saw a stunning view.
Written March 3, 2023
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VPaterson355
Glasgow, UK275 contributions
Oct 2013 • Friends
This is a typical small Italian village church but it's the setting that's perfect. It's situated in a
lovely little piazza and at the back of the church (outside) there is the most amazing view down the coastline(from over the rooftops)
Written October 21, 2013
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diarykeeper
northumberland194 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
A small, humble church but an oasis of peace for a quiet prayer.

There are electric candles that you pay a few euros to light.

Well worth a visit.
Written August 23, 2016
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avidtraveller195
Melbourne, Australia602 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
If you are holidaying in Italy it can easily get to the point where you can't be bothered entering another church unless you have a strong religious inclination. We always find at least one interesting feature with each church that we visit and we are not strongly religious.
Written May 21, 2014
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Magellano81
Tortona, Italy41,158 contributions
Aug 2013
Wonderful church located in the heights of the town of Taormina. I was able to see it twice in the last 7 years and both times I went therein the evening and unfortunately it was closed.
I settled, however, to admire it from the outside and from the square where the main entrance is located. Very suggestive sight and fascinating, not so much by its beauty, but thanks to the breathtaking landscape from which it is surrounded by the enchanting and especially the square from which you access. In the evening, even if the church is closed it is fully illuminated and can be visited only externally in the back side where you can see the beautiful facade and huge panoramic view over the Taormina's countryside.
Written October 3, 2013
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL3,198 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
A small chiesa but strategically located with a spectacular view of snow covered Mt. Etna from the small patio. On the other side there is a small checkered piazza surrounded by several cafes and a gelato shop.
Written May 3, 2023
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Sep 2020
The building is nice on the outside, but inside not so special. Located in a little square, with good options for food and souvenirs.
Written October 6, 2020
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