Church of the Angelo Custode

The Church of the Angelo Custode (Guardian Angel) was built in the early 18th century by the congregation of footmen in post-Baroque style. The building is divided onto two levels; the lower floor exploits the premises of a first church built by the confreres and is used as a crypt. The church, which has a nave with five altars, is located on the upper floor. On the left wall, in the following order, are: the painting of the Madonna degli staffieri (Our Lady of the Footmen) by Gioacchino Martorana which dates back to the 18th century, the painting of Sant’Agata in carcere (St.Agatha imprisoned) by an unknown artist, and a painting of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. On the right wall: the sculpture the Triade dolorosa (painful Triad), the painting San Pietro liberato dall’Angelo (St. Peter freed by the Angel) and the painting of San Michele Arcangelo (St. Michael Archangel). At the centre of the high altar is Michelangelo Cimino’s painting of the Angelo Custode (Guardian Angel).

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