Church in Catania – San Biagio

The church of San Biagio, It is also called the Church of Sant'Agata to the Furnace, bellissma is a church in Catania that is erected in the area west of Piazza Stesicoro, the heart of the historic center of Catania.
This church in Catania was costurita during the eighteenth century, after the earthquake 1693 and is the place where was martyred Sant'Agata after being locked up in jail and tortured.
The church has a neoclassical façade, with twin columns supporting a triangular pediment, which it was designed by architect Antonino Battaglia.
Inside is a single nave and altar, embellished with swirls, columns and statues depicting St. John the Evangelist and St. Mary Magdalene is an eighteenth-century painting of Our.
To the right is the chapel dedicated to the Holy tova and altar are the remains of the furnace where he was martyred Agata and pear orchards on the scene is reproduced in a fresco painter Giuseppe Barone.
Finally one of the altars latarali is dedicated to San Biagio, reproduced in a beautiful eighteenth-century painting of a painter Catania.

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