Si Trova: a Catania
Lat: 37° 30' 29.28659" N - Long: 15° 5' 6.225657" E
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You can't believe, coming here, that this was the place where a church stood.
It was dedicated to Sant'Euplio, co-patron of Catania with Sant'Agata.
It was built in 1548 on the remains of an earlier Paleochristian basilica, and was destroyed by the heavy Anglo-American bombardments of 8 July 1943.
Now this area is dedicated to the Christian martyrs and to the civil victims of all wars.
Today only a terracotta repaving is visible, and a few half-columns with capitals.
Twelve rounds depicting the apostles were later placed in the wall at the end of the nave.
Under the church there are still some Roman rooms: a small room with traces of frescoes on the walls and a small altar; perhaps this was the St.Euplio's place of imprisonment.
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