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Post code I-95131 Catania Sicily Italy
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The church of  Sant’Agata al Carcere is today a sanctuary, and keeps some of the most important relics of Sant’Agata.The building shows elements from different ages, part of nave is baroque style, with a barrel vault.The oldest part of the church dates back to the fifteenth century and it shows cross vaults and ribs laying on limestone columns, with Corinthian capitals.

One the right side of the Crocifisso altar, two slabs in volcanic material ara placed where the two footprints of the saint are visible.According to the religious tradition Sant’Agata left them, on the threshold of her prison on 31st January , 251 AD.The church also keeps the coffin top, in which the remains of Sant’Agata were brought back from Constantinople, on 17th August, 1126. A building next to the church belonging to the Roman age, is pointed out as the prison of Sant’Agata.

 

 
 
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