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Church of San Matteo

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Suggestive viewpoint on Scicli

Located at the top of the hill of the same name, the Church of San Matteo Scicli dominates the urban center from above and offers a breathtaking view, which extends to the sea.

It is difficult to accurately date the structure. Some documents testify to its existence since 313, at the same time as the spread of the free worship of Christianity. Remodeled several times over the centuries, due to the collapses due to multiple earthquakes, the building is incomplete and characterized by two orders: the lower one has three portals and a series of columns, while the second one has a central window, decorated with naturalistic motifs.

Flanked by the eighteenth-century bell tower, the Church of San Matteo opens onto a large square and hides inside, under the floor, the catacombs where the citizens of Scicli were buried until 1884.

Church of San Matteo

Via San Matteo, 9, 97018 Scicli RG, Italia

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