Isola del Gran Sasso of Italy
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Discover 4 places to see in Isola del Gran Sasso of Italy

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CHURCH OF SAN MASSIMO

San Massimo's Church, situated in the historical center of Isola del Grasso, preserves on the back remains of the ancient fortified walls surrounding the town in the Middle Ages. The church has a precious stone portal dated 1420 and attributed to Matteo da Napoli (Matteo Capro). It opens on the right aisle of the church, which consists of a nave and two aisles by lancet arches lying on pillars. The middle nave ends in the high altar, located inside the apse and flanked with a beautiful wooden pulpit. The left aisle is dedicated to San Jacopo and houses a Renaissance baptistery dated 1529 and o


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ST. JOHN'S CHURCH IN INSULAM

Built on a hill by the river Mavone, in the homonymous valley, surrounded by trees, the church of Saint John was probably founded in the XII century, along with the Benedictine monastery adjoining it, whose ruins bear evidence of its original big size. The façade, adjusted later when the belfry was added, is made of white local stone blocks; the portal, surmounted by a round window, is decorated with spirals and floral reliefs and has mullioned windows with two lights on the sides. It is one of the first examples of the typology characterized by a horizontal coping with hanging arches, which w


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STAUROS MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY SACRED ART

Situated inside the new basilica of Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, one of the most frequented pilgrimage destination in the world, the Stauros ("cross") Museum was inaugurated in 1994 in order to collect the art-work displayed at the International Biannual Exhibition of Sacred Art. It was established on the initiative of the "Stauros International Association", founded in 1973 with the purpose of reviving the connection between Christian world and contemporary art. The museum consists of three halls, which puts on display the works that took part to the past Biannual Exhibitions and to


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SANCTUARY OF ST. GABRIEL OF OUR LADY OF SORROWS

Millions of pilgrims visit St. Gabriel's shrine in Isola del Gran Sasso each year to see the saint's burial place and the monastic house in which he lived out his final years. The sanctuary, composed of two basilicas, rises upon the remaining of a previous Franciscan convent, built - according to tradition - by Saint Francis himself during his passage through the Abruzzi. The cloister of the ancient convent has recently been restored and brought to light precious frescoes representing the saint's history. The portal of the Franciscan church, dated 1590, was restored at the beginning of the twe


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