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SANTA MARIA DEL SOCCORSO

FioreVL198The church stands on the ruins of Villa Jovis and has, in its forms, the clear elements of the house Capri, characterized by architectural simplicity, with the main altar of the Virgin, beautiful paintings on canvas and a confessional.


FioreVL194The sacristy was the abode of the hermit that kept her in custody. Probably the church already existed from 1570 as Fabio Giordano, in his manuscript showed today's Monte Tiberio which "collis S. Leopardi beatissime et Marie".
The church of San Leonardo seems to have been located near the lighthouse of the villa.
A lookout in the clearing time of the imperial villa, a stele was erected with a bronze statue of the Madonna, which replaced the previous, damaged by lightning during a stormy night.
On the day of the Nativity of the Virgin take place the festivities with Masses and events.

 

Additional Info

  • how to get: From Piazza Umberto I, take the Ways Longano Sopramonte, Cross, Tiberius and A. Maiuri or, always from Piazza Umberto I, the streets The shops, Fuorlovado, Cross Tiberius and A. Maiuri (45 min.).
  • address: viale Amedeo Maiuri | CAPRI
  • phone: +39 081 837 45 49
  • entrance: payment: 1 euro
  • opening time: from 10.00 to 14.00
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