Chiesa del Gesù - Casa Professa - Sicily
Are you a business owner in Sicily?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Sicily.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
Directions to Chiesa del Gesù - Casa Professa
The church was built at the end of the sixteenth century to celebrate the arrival of the Jesuits in Sicily in 1564. The building underwent several changes until the bombings of World War II did severe damages. A very long and painstaking restoration project brought the church to its original form, the reopening was in 2009. The simple facade features an important 18th-century statue of the 'Madonna of the Cave', while the inside reveals a rich baroque decoration with sculptures, stucco, frescoes and paintings.
The lower part of the facade boasts three portals, and niches with statues of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The upper part is divided by pilasters and framed on both sides with corbels and statues of saints. On top of the facade you can see the Jesuit emblem. The 18th-century bell tower was built on the adjacent Palazzo Marchesi.
Opening times on feast days 17.00-19.00h
You may also like
Cantine PatriaValle-dAlcantara, Sicily
Cantine Patria is located in a small hamlet near Castiglione di Sicilia in the Alcantara Valley................
Vivera WineryMount-Etna, Sicily
Vivera owns three estates in three territories, in Linguaglossa, in Corleone and in Chiaramonte Gulfi - wine and oil tastings are possible in Linguaglossa...............
Portopalo di Capo PasseroMarzamemi, Sicily
The beaches of Portopalo di Capo Passero are wonderful, white and golden sand washed by a crystal clear sea in all shades of green from light turquoise to emerald........
Especially in spring when Marettimo is dotted with flowers and blossoms, the island is a great place for bird watching and botanizing...............
Teatro Massimo PalermoPalermo, Sicily
The Teatro Massimo in Piazza Verdi is one of the largest and most prestigious theatres in Europe. It is most renowned for its fantastic opera performances and great acous
Opera dei Pupi di Vincenzo Argento e FigliPalermo, Sicily
Opera dei Pupi di Vincenzo Argento e Figli is a lovely, family run puppet theatre. All family members share one thing: a huge love and passion for the handcrafted traditi
La VuccirìaPalermo, Sicily
If you want to experience the atmosphere of old times in Palermo or get to know the "normal" life of people and buy local produce, head off to busy and bustling open-air
Palazzo Steri (Palazzo Chiaramonte)Palermo, Sicily
The Palazzo Steri was built in 1320 by the mighty Chiaramonte family............
Orto Botanico di PalermoPalermo, Sicily
The botanical garden probably stands out the most of all Palermo's green areas. It is a lavish park rich in tropical fruit trees, botanical species and neoclassical histo
Casa Museo Regionale Luigi PirandelloAgrigento, Sicily
Luigi Pirandello is one of the most representative writers of literature in this century - he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1934............