Churches of Picinisco

Church of San Rocco

In the square of Piazza Ernesto Cappoci is the Church of San Rocco. On this spot, before 1533,  there had been a church dedicated to San Carlo Borromeo. Subsequently, it was re-named as the “Madonna delle Grazie”. Finally in 1820, after major restoration work, the church was re-dedicated to San Rocco. The structure was severely damaged by the earthquake of 1984.  It was closed for many years but was eventually restored and re-opened for worship in 2006. 

Chiesa di San Rocco Picinisco Italy
Church of San Rocco in Picinisco Italy
Interior of the Church of San Rocco in Picinisco Italy
Altar of the Church of San Rocco in Picinisco Italy
Interior of the Church of San Rocco in Picinisco Italy
Chiesa di San Rocco Picinisco Italy
Interior of the Church of San Rocco in Picinisco Italy
Inside the Church of San Rocco in Picinisco Italy
Inside the Church of San Rocco in Picinisco Italy
Inside the Church of San Rocco in Picinisco Italy
Statue of San Rocco in Picinisco Italy
Painting in the Church San Rocco in Picinisco Italy
Inside the Church of San Rocco in Picinisco Italy
Painting in the Church San Rocco in Picinisco Italy
Church San Rocco in Picinisco Italy
Church San Rocco in Picinisco Italy

Church of San Lorenzo

The Church of San Lorenzo Levita e Marti is located in Via Giustino Ferri. It was originally founded in 1305 and has been enlarged and restored many times over the years.  The present edifice dates from the Baroque period of the 18th century. The 11th century stone bell tower was once a watch tower for the town before being incorporated into the structure of the church. The church interior has three naves and a pipe organ dating from built by the Catarinozzi family. In 1928 the interior of the dome and the church vaults were decorated with frescoes depicting San Lorenzo.  The church was also severely damaged in the earthquake of 1984 and remained closed for a period of twenty years. It has since undergone restoration.

 

Church of San Lorenzo in Picinisco Italy
Church of San Lorenzo in Picinisco Italy
Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Picinisco Italy
Bell Tower Church of San Lorenzo in Picinisco Italy
Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Picinisco Italy
 Inside the Church of San Lorenzo in Picinisco Italy
Statue in the Church of San Lorenzo in Picinisco Italy
Bell Tower of Church of San Lorenzo in Picinisco Italy

The Remains of the Church of San Nicola di Bari

Church of San Nicola di Bari in Picinisco Italy
Church of San Nicola di Bari in Picinisco Italy
Church of San Nicola di Bari in Picinisco Italy
Church of San Nicola di Bari in Picinisco Italy
Church of San Nicola di Bari in Picinisco Italy

Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo

Just outside of Picinisco is the Cemetery and the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo. This is believed to have been built on the remains of a Roman temple.

Cemetery & Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo in Picinisco Italy
Cemetery & Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo in Picinisco Italy
Cemetery & Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo in Picinisco Italy
Cemetery & Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo in Picinisco Italy
Cemetery & Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo in Picinisco Italy
Other churches in the environs of  Picinisco include  San Pietro, San Gennaro, San Giuseppe and  Santa Giusta in the Antica district.