Si Trova: a Itàla, frazione Croce
Lat: 38° 2' 48.06032" N - Long: 15° 26' 25.88075" E
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The church of San Pietro in Itala was erected in 1093 by Count Roger to celebrate a victory over the Saracens.
It has characteristics of the Basilian buildings of the Norman period: it has many similarities with the church of Saints Peter and Paul in Val d'Agrò.
It has a basilica plant; it has three naves and three apses.
The external façade is made of red bricks contrasting with lava stones and local stones.
The dome, with Islamic origin, overlooks the main altar.
In the two outer sides the red bricks create a particular arabesque motif at the intersection of round arches.
Precious paintings of the eighteenth century are inside the church.
It is an authentic historical-artistic jewel of the entire Ionic coast.
The church can be visited on request or after Sunday Mass at 10:30.
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