The façade of the church of Santa Lucia is divided into two orders, with a string-course characterised by the alternation of concave and convex surfaces typical of the Baroque style. A niche houses a statue of Saint Benedict and there is a wooden door covered in embossed copper with some panels depicting the site of the original convents within the Malve neighbourhood of the Sasso Caveoso district and at the foot of the Civita. Its single-nave interior with a segmented vault is decorated with stuccoes. On the left walls of the church, an 18th-century painting of the Holy Family with Saint Elizabeth and Saint John the Baptist can be seen, while on the right, there is a painting of the martyrdom of Saint Lucy from the same time period. At the bottom right, next to the statue of Saint Lucy, a beautiful 18th-century wooden Crucifix is visible. In the sacristy, there is a 17th-century painting of Saint Agatha between Saint Vincent Ferrer and Saint Francis of Rome, attributed to Giovanni Donato Oppido. The women’s gallery, from which the Benedictine nuns followed the liturgy, runs all around the church from above. At the back of the presbytery a marble mosaic depicts the Holy Trinity.

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