Atina Val Di Comino Italy

Church of Santa Croce – Il Colle

The small Church of Santa Croce of Atina is located just out of town in the district known as Il Colle This was built in the early 1700’s on the hill of Santa Croce. In the last will and testament of Salvatore Tutinelli it was ordered that a church should be built on the site where a cross had been erected. Here, in ancient times there had been a Roman settlement and a temple. The church is built of stone and has an unusual octagonal  structure with a lunette and a small circular window.

Santa Croce in the district of Il Colle Atina Italy
Church of Santa Croce in the district of Il Colle Atina Italy
The Church of Santa Croce in Atina Italy
Chiesa di Santa Croce Il Colle Atina Italia

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Door of the Church of Santa Croce in Atina
Doorway of the Church of Santa Croce in Il Colle Atina Italy

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The Interior of the Church

The interior is decorated with several frescoes and it also has three altars dedicated to: The Tempering of the Cross, Our Lady of Mount Carmel with St. Ignatius and the saints of the  Jesuit Order, and Raphael the Archangel  accompanying Tobias.

Interior of the Church of Santa Croce in Atina Italy

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Altar in the Church of Santa Croce in Atina Italy

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Crucifix in the Church of Santa Croce in Il Colle Atina Italy

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Crucifix in the Church of Santa Croce in Atina Italy

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Inscription on the Cross in the Church of Santa Croce in Atina Italy

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Statue in the Church of Santa Croce Atina Italy

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Holy Cross in the Church of Santa Croce in Atina Italy

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Altar in the Church of Santa Croce in Il Colle Atina Italy

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Fresco in the Church of Santa Croce in Atina Italy

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Fresco in the Church of Santa Croce in Atina Italy

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All other photos I have taken myself –  © Louise Shapcott