Church of Sant'Antonio al Mortito (Casamicciola, Ischia)

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Church of Sant'Antonio al Mortito
Church of Sant'Antonio al Mortito in Casamicciola Terme
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LocationCasamicciola Terme
Island of Ischia
Province of Naples, Campania
CountryItaly
DenominationRoman Catholic
History
StatusActive
Founded1692
DedicationAnthony of Padua
Architecture
Designated1692
Architectural typeChurch
StyleItalian Rationalism
Completed1950
Administration
Diocesediocese of Ischia

Sant'Antonio al Mortito is an Italian Rationalism-style church in town of Casamicciola Terme, on Island of Ischia, southern Italy. The church is located in the quarter of Perrone.

History[edit]

The church was founded in 1692 by Cesare Corbera, who was the nephew of St. John Joseph of the Cross. Cesare Corbera obtained the right of patronage for himself and his successors from the Curia. Around 1850 the property passed to the Lombardi of Perrone family, who embellished and modernized the rural church. In 1883, after the earthquake of July 28, it served as a Parish Church for a year. A new church was consecrated in 1950.

The statue of the saint is a wooden statue of the 19th Century donated to the parish by an Umbrian monastery. The new simulacrum replaced the ancient terracotta statuette of 1850, enlarged in 1950.

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Sources[edit]

  • Iacono, Leonardo (1987). Chiesa di Sant'Antonio al Mortito, 300 anni di devozione popolare.

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