The baroque church of Mater Domini was built around 1670 by the Commander of the Knights of Malta, adjacent to the bell tower of the rock church of Santo Spirito, dug out in the underground spaces below. A relief of a Madonna and Child presenting a lily to a visitor, which was moved from the destroyed façade of the church of Santo Spirito, is framed on the façade of the Mater Domini church. Next to the façade stands the bell tower of the rock church below with an elegant loggia which may be reached via a graceful outside staircase. The bell tower is decorated with a diamond-tipped ashlar band and displays the coats of arms of the Knights of Malta and Commander Zurla. There is a Maltese cross at the top of the church’s façade and the gable at the top of the bell tower. The interior has a single nave which is positioned inside the church bell tower. At the end of the wall there is a single altar dedicated to the Annunciation where one can see polychrome stone statues of the Annunciation from the 16th century, which are attributed to the workshop of the local sculptor Altobello Persio.


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This church is managed by the Oltre l’Arte Association.