Si Trova: a Trapani
Lat: 38° 0' 53.84563" N - Long: 12° 30' 34.95669" E
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Today it is used as an auditorium, but this wonderful church from the fourteenth century, built in 1101, in the Norman era, was the seat of the Knights Templar first, then the Knights Hospitallers and later the Augustinian Fathers, until 1869.
Later had several changes; the adjacent convent was demolished and the church suffered considerable damage due to the bombings of 1943, which destroyed the apse and part of the nave, which were rebuilt.
A polygonal apse remain of the original church, and the main façade, with a magnificent rosette with intertwined arches and a Madonna with Child by Gagini.
Some parts of the original wooden covering are still inside, covered with tablets painted with grotesque figures that recall the medieval bestiary, now kept in the Pepoli museum in Trapani and in the Abatellis museum in Palermo.
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Castle of Forza D'Agrò
A fortress-shelter with a majestic view of the sea
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