Chiesa di San Nicolo di Bari

Chiesa di San Nicolo di Bari

Chiesa di San Nicolo di Bari
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WillieMacfan
Healdsburg, CA788 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
If you are in Castelmola, you will no doubt wander by this church. Do yourself a favor and enter it. It is located an active square good for people watching and behind the church you have an area from which you can take pictures of Mt. Etna.

Written 23 July 2023
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL3,280 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
A small chiesa but strategically located with a spectacular view of snow covered Mt. Etna from the small patio. On the other side there is a small checkered piazza surrounded by several cafes and a gelato shop.
Written 3 May 2023
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,618 contributions
Feb 2023
This lovely church is in the heart of the village in a small square. We walked there in very narrow streets. The church itself is simple but it’s worth a visit. It has a nice bell-tower with a clock. Behind it we saw a stunning view.
Written 3 March 2023
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson18,350 contributions
Jul 2022
This is a refurbished Medieval treasure. It began its existence in 1089 and over the centuries, the construction would meld into a mixture of a variety of styles: Romanesque/Gothic/Arab/Norman/Baroque. It achieved the status of a minor basilica in 1980.

In 1945-48 there was major restoration work done and in 1936 the main portal was redone.

The columns inside are beautiful burgundy marble and at the top of the columns are eagles. The statues look to be more recent additions; maybe one is of St. George as he appears to be slaying a dragon. But do take a close look at the columns and see the two eagles facing each other on the upper part of the columns flanking the altar.

Although the plaster and paint are pealing, this did not take away from our experience and probably only added to it by suggesting the antiquity of the church.

This church is in the center of a a very, very micro-mini-piazza and only 2 doors down is a bar which is anything but holy (think "of the flesh" and you will be getting the right idea).

Outside of the church is a reimagined tree remnant. The cutting has been reduced to a trunk and branch limbs but it is painted so beautifully that it resembles more of a sculpture than an eye sore.
Written 12 November 2022
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Sep 2020
The building is nice on the outside, but inside not so special. Located in a little square, with good options for food and souvenirs.
Written 6 October 2020
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Sally62
Northampton, UK5,221 contributions
Sep 2019
Set in a little square in the heart of the town, this little church is peaceful and worth a visit. Rebuilt in 1935, it's on the site of an existing C16th church. The main portal is lateral to the square and there are fantastic views over Etna and the bay from the terrace. Entrance is via a side portal in Catalan-Gothic style. Lots of statues and paintings. The bell tower is beautiful and has mullioned windows. If you are in Castelmola do take a look.
Written 25 August 2020
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swtraveler15
Springfield, MA1,552 contributions
Jan 2020
The Chiesa di San Nicolo is a charming little church in the lovely village of Castelmola. While the interior is simple and peaceful, the church sits on a lovely hillside piazza with amazing views. This makes it well worth checking out this church
Written 1 February 2020
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places2seeplaces2go
England, UK4,820 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Castlemola is a lovely quaint village looking down on Taormina.
This church is not worth a special visit, but when visiting Castlemola it is worth a quick look at this very typical Siciliano church. In my opinion it does have some very scary but colourful statue’s inside that may be of interest to some visitors.
The church is still very much in use by the people of Castlemola.
Written 29 May 2019
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Naimph O’Brien
Chesham, UK19 contributions
Apr 2019
a lovely little church which was clearly in use with the locals, added a nice touch of culture to our trip but i wouldn’t hike all the way up to castelmora just to see it
Written 14 April 2019
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OnYourMarkTravel
Wyoming1,981 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Stop in for a little peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle outside, take a moment to gain an appreciation for the religious symbolism through out this cathedral, or just step inside to avoid the heat. It's not the highlight of the area, but does give you a sense of religious culture and a feel for those that come to visit it. It is a reflection of the Sicilian life and the people that call it home. Their religion is a big part of their life and their history. So, if not to see the value in the creation of this cathedral, look at it in admiration of its architecture symbolic meaning.
Written 16 November 2018
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