Chiostro Del Convento

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🌏 Largo Convento, 92012 Cianciana, Sicily Italy (View map)

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Cecilia M
⏳ 01-2022
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The building of this church was requested by the Joppolo family in 1665 and it was completed 5 years later, 1670. It is connected to the Franciscan Friars Minor Convent which is still active today. The architecture is a perfect example of Sicilian baroque softened by the simpler Franciscan style. It houses the heart of one of the Ludovico Joppolo who when dying in an African battle ask for his heart to be sent to his home and be buried in the church. Afterwards the church began to house the remains of the wealthier citizens of Cianciana, they were buried in niches placed along the ornate buildings walls with inscriptions for them to remembered by. Those who couldn’t afford this were buried in simple tombs underneath the church.

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