Chiesa del Varò

Chiesa del Varò opinie, Taormina

Chiesa del Varò
4.5
Miejsca kultu religijnego • Kościoły i katedry
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Bonnie Saganich
32 contributions
Beautiful Inside
mar 2019
My sister and I loved seeing the inside of this church and marveled at its beauty, but we did not stay long. A few pictures and we were off to the next sight.
Written 9 października 2019
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Time Travellers' Wife
Northamptonshire, England700 contributions
Beautiful
wrz 2019
Lovely church. I actually prefer this one to the Cathedral of Taormina. If you can climb the steps to this,Id recommend a visit.
Written 25 września 2019
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gadabout70
East Bergholt, UK124 contributions
Wedding in progress when we arrived.
cze 2019 • Pary
We were lunching at Osteria Rosso Di Vino which is adjacent and experienced a wedding. Saw all the guests leaving from our table. Great excitement. Would not have managed to visit as many steps but we were very ,very impressed to see a very old couple being helped down from attending! No concessions here for disabled !!
Written 23 czerwca 2019
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EESW1
Lincolnshire, UK2 256 contributions
Well worth finding
paź 2018 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
The Church of Varo is not the easiest of the Taormina churches to find. It is best approached up the steps just before the clock tower and Piazza 9 Aprile. These lead to a small square on via d’Orville with the church on the top side. The outside of the church just looks like plain stone building constructed of Taormina stone. The only indication that is is a church is a red brick cross on the top of the steps. I walked past it several tomes before I realised.

The church dates back to C15th, when the Spanish ruled Sicily and the word Varo is Spanish for Visitation. The crypt at the back of the church dates from the early years of Christianity. The church was restored and enlarged in the late C18th/C19th. Originally the church used by important noble families, hence the elaborate decoration. By the end of the C19th, the congregation had dwindled and the church was closed. It has recently been restored and reopened.

It is worth finding as it is a wonderful example of Baroque work with walls and ceiling covered with decorative plaster. Even the pulpit and the gallery above the west door are covered with decorative plaster. is plaster. The only light comes through small windows set in the ceiling. and a window above the gallery.

The walls are lined with small altars with a statue set in a niche surrounded by pillars and cherubs.

The main altar is dominated by a huge gilt and silver host box surrounded by big retable with more plaster pillars with cherubs and a half canopy at top. In a glass fronted niche is a statue of Our Lady of Sorrows, which is carried in procession round the town every Easter. Above is a crucifix with paintings of the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene on either side.

The fresco on the ceiling above the altar dates from1699 and represents the Triumph of the Cross with Archangel Michael wielding a cross and surrounded by angels.

The impressive tomb to the right of the main altar is the tomb of the Count Giovanni Romano Denti who died 1699. The Romano family are thought to have been responsible for funding the original church.
Written 8 grudnia 2018
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Rick T
Carmel, Kalifornia479 contributions
fun to watch all the weddings
wrz 2018 • Znajomi
don't know why they all come out in the evening to take pictures and walk about. It's really fun... my brother even went to shake hands with one of the grooms. all was fun.
Written 25 października 2018
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Maxine T
Londyn, UK26 contributions
Cute
cze 2018 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
A really cute little church in a square off the Corso umberto. A really nice place to stop and look aroud, quiet and pretty. If youre lucky you will see a wedding, its a hidden gem in Taormina, dont miss it.
Written 28 sierpnia 2018
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Sophie C
11 contributions
Stunning place to visit
lut 2017 • Pary
Stunning place to visit. We went in February and the weather was lovely. We enjoyed walking around visiting all these wonderful places. Such a calm and happy place to visit.
Written 28 lutego 2017
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Jihanembalaa
Los Angeles, Kalifornia43 contributions
wedding
lip 2016 • Pary
one of the most beautiful churches in Taormina, its al white with such a majestic Alter.
its a smaller church, fits to a 100 person , which was perfect for our wedding of 90 people, it filled the church but wasn't too overwhelming.
i can't wait to go back to Varo church and and if you do light a candle for us please :)
Written 10 sierpnia 2016
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