Chiesa di Santa Maria del Soccorso (Villa Jovis)

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Chiesa di Santa Maria del Soccorso is located within the archaeological site of Villa Jovis, on the island of Capri, Italy. It is situated on the summit of the Lo Capo (also known as, Santa Maria del Soccorso) hill at the eastern extremity of the island. The chapel-like church, was constructed ca. 1610.[1] Its fittings include a bronze statue of the Madonna, a 1979 gift of the Caprese painter Guido Odierna (1913-1991).[2] In the late 19th century, hermit lived at the church, keeping a visitor's book and selling wine.[3]


  1. ^ "Capri The churches". Capri On Line. Archived from the original on 18 June 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  2. ^ Bennett, Martin Wilmot; Kavanagh, Fergal; Squillante, Fiorella (18 October 2011). Fodor's the Amalfi Coast, Capri & Naples. Random House Digital, Inc. pp. 116–. ISBN 978-0-679-00933-7. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  3. ^ Murray, John; Dennis, George T.; Blewitt, Octavian (1892). A handbook for travellers in southern Italy and Sicily: comprising the description of Naples and its environs, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius, Sorrento; the islands of Capri, and Ischia; Amalfi, Pæstum, and Capua, the Abruzzi and Calabria; Palermo, Girgenti, the Greek temples, and Messina (Public domain ed.). J. Murray. pp. 140–. Retrieved 8 July 2012.

Coordinates: 40°33′31.21″N 14°15′45.42″E / 40.5586694°N 14.2626167°E / 40.5586694; 14.2626167