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Historical period: 0000
Kind: Testo
Key words: Sanctuary, St. John the Baptist, Samo, Reggio Calabria

Leaning against a mighty cliff, near the old village is a shrine with a marble altar and a shrine housing the statue of St. John the Baptist.


Leaning against a mighty cliff, near the old village is a shrine with a marble altar and a shrine housing the statue of St. John the Baptist. The small structure is identified by the inhabitants of Samos as a sanctuary. The place, destination of pilgrimages, is particularly striking. According to popular many years ago thieves stole the statue of the saint from the church arrived, near the fortress were forced to abandon it because suddenly became too heavy to carry. So, this place was built in the sanctuary, then, is venerated St. John the Baptist said "the Rock".



Category: art  ->  Sculptures and Monuments
Located in: Contrada Pietra  89030   Samo(RC)    Map

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