This baroque church dedicated to Sant’Ignazio di Loyola has a facade that features four spiral columns wound with vine spirals to the sides of the entrance.
Founded at the end of the 17th century, it was chosen as the main church following the 1968 earthquake that partially destroyed the ancient Chiesa Matrice.
The church has a Latin cross plan, with three naves divided by columns and a single central apse. The church houses the Crucifix from the former Chiesa Matrice and the Great Organ by the sculptor Antonio Violante. The organ, located on the left side of the central nave, is in Baroque style, with three bays, lavishly engraved in gilt and possesses a feature that makes it unique in Sicily: the double choir. It was inaugurated in 1711 and restored in September 2002.
On the right side of the central nave, inside two chapels, there are two precious wooden statues of the patron saint, San Nicola di Bari and of the Immaculate Virgin, which are carried in procession on 6 and 8 December respectively.
Via Vincenzo Pipitone
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