Chiesa di San Francesco di Paola

The church of San Francesco di Paola dates back to the 16th century. The façade dates from the end of the 18th century when it was rebuilt after the damage caused by the earthquake of 1783. The church had previously undergone other restorations, especially after the earthquake of 1638. The facade has two bell towers, among which the decorated gable in neoclassical style stands out, supported by two pilasters of Corinthian order resting on a large base.

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  • Architecture
  • Monuments

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Chiesa del Santissimo Rosario

The church of Santissimo Rosario was built in the 15th century on the ashes of a hospital for the poor. A convent run by the Dominicans was also attached to it. Today, the convent building is used as a barracks for the Guardia di Finanza. The complex has been renovated several times over the years, mainly due to the damage caused by the earthquakes that Catanzaro suffered, such as those of 1638, 1783 and the 19th century. It was precisely because of the latter that the structure of the church was so damaged that it had to remain closed for over half a century, from 1832 to 1891.