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Abbadia Sicille Relais

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Abbadia Sicille Relais

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A rendezvous place for history and art

The Church of Santa Maria in Sicille

The Church of Santa Maria in Sicille is still operating with the celebration of regular Masses and weddings.

The Santa Maria a Sicille church was built in 1263, as engraved in its facade with regular stone ashlars and the portal architrave surmounted by a pointed arch.

The salients of the hut roof are decorated with jagged brick frames; the bell tower dates back to the 18th- century.

On the architrave there is an inscription enclosed by two crosses of Malta – the ancient symbol of the Templars – while the Olivetan coat of arms surmounts the sight; after the suppression of the Templars Order the Abbey passed to the Olivetan monks.

Inside the church are two 15th–century frescoes representing the Madonna with Child and Saints Piero and Paolo and Paolo and San Girolamo enthroned and the Saints Sebastiano and Benedetto.