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SECTION A: THE BUILDING (REPRESENTATION OF THE ENTIRE BUILDING)
Cappella S. Antonio Abate - Castelluccio Superiore
Dating back to the 11th century, it is characterized by a single room consisting of a barrel vault. It was used by farmers to shelter from bad weather. It testifies to the monachesimal settlement in the Mercure Valley.
MADONNA DI COSTANTINOPOLI -Castelluccio Superiore
It is a rock church built between the 16th and 17th centuries. The facade is gabled and ends with a triangular tympanum. A circular window is visible.
Cappella della Pietà o dei 7 dolori - Castelluccio Inferiore - private chapel
From the seventeenth century, it belonged to the Pescara di Diano family and was connected to the gardens of the marquis palace.
Madonna del Soccorso - seen from behind - Castelluccio Superiore
Inside the sanctuary there is the statue of the Madonna from the second Sunday in May to the third Sunday in September; then the statue is carried in procession to the mother church.
Fontane - Castelluccio Superiore
The fountains, with three spouts, are located in Piazza Plebiscito in Castelluccio Superiore and were made of stone at the beginning of the twentieth century.
LA FILANDA - Castelluccio Inferiore
It was part of a series of factories for the processing of textile fibers and was fed by an aqueduct supported by an arch system.
CHIOSTRO Convento sant’Antonio - Castelluccio Inferiore
Detail of the cloister of Santa Maria delle Grazie, dating back to the second half of the 16th century, inside the Convent of San Antonio.
Chiesa di sant’Anna - Castelluccio Inferiore
Small building of ancient origin (1600) which has had several renovations. The facade is surrounded by pilasters. The cover is with wooden goats.
CAPPELLA DI SAN FRANCESCO - Castelluccio Inferiore
Subsidiary rural chapel, built in the 18th century, features a triangular pediment surmounted by a small bell shrine.
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LA CAPPELLA DI SANTA LUCIA - Castelluccio Superiore
Dating back to the nineteenth century. with a masonry structure, the entrance is characterized by an advanced body with three arches surmounted by a triangular pediment.
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The church of San Nicola di Mira - Castelluccio Inferiore
The church dedicated to the patron, saint of the town was presumably founded in 1268. Originally it was not very large and was enlarged in several phases. Today it has a Latin cross and three naves.
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Edicola san Michele Arcangelo - Castelluccio Inferiore
It can be reached via an old mule track. Inside there was a fresco. The cult of San Michele was introduced by the Lombards.
Convento Sant’Antonio - Castelluccio Inferiore
Built in the 16th century, it hosted the Franciscan Friars Minor. Restored after the 1980 earthquake, the former convent now hosts the municipal house.
PONTE ROMANO - Castelluccio superiore
Ancient restored Roman bridge that connected the town of Castelluccio Superiore with the chapel of the Madonna of Constantinople.
Cappella di san Leonardo -Castelluccio Superiore
It is the oldest chapel in the country erected in the upper part. Its small size (6 square meters) testifies to the existence of a rather small original nucleus of people.
Madonna della Neve - Castelluccio Inferiore
From the early 1700s, it has a sober architectural line. Its name t derives from the mountainous location in which it is located. Place of worship linked to traditions and popular fairs.
Ponte ferrovia - Castelluccio Inferiore
Stone bridge of the old Calabrian-Lucan railway that connected the villages of the Mercure valley.
San Nicola di Mira
The Church of San Nicola di Mira, with its first nucleus dating back to the thirteenth century, expanded in the centuries. XV and XVI, it has a basilica-like appearance and a bell tower.
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Cappella di San Tommaso - Castelluccio Inferiore
Private chapel, next to an ancient wash house, with a single nave with corner pilasters on the facade with capital, entablature and triangular tympanum with a central oculus.
CHIESA SANTA MARGHERITA DI ANTIOCHIA - Castelluccio Superiore
Built in the late 1500s, consisting of an older medieval factory core. A lot of consolidation works due to the 1998 earthquake.
SANTUARIO MADONNA DEL SOCCORSO - Castelluccio superiore
Built as a rock church at the beginning of the sixteenth century, it took on its present form only during the seventeenth century. Located on Mount Zaccana and restored following the '98 earthquake.
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Chiesa Madonna del Carmine - Castelluccio Superiore
The construction dates back to about 200 years ago and also gives its name to the place. The main facade is characterized by a three-arched pronaos with a triangular roof.
CAPPELLA MADONNA DI COSTANTINOPOLI - Castelluccio Superiore
From the seventeenth century, flanked by an octagonal bell tower, with a two-pitched wooden roof and four openings where the bells are located.
Ex palazzo Pinto - Castelluccio Inferiore
It has a scalar tower that connects to an asymmetrical arch because it hosts a staircase.
Built in the 1920s by the Calabro-Lucane Railways, it is 500 m long. The helical shape made it possible to overcome the difference in height of 200 m in height that separated Castelluccio Inferiore and Castelluccio Superiore
Calabrian-Lucan railway - Castelluccio Inferiore
Olivo secolare - Castelluccio Inferiore
I have Covid. I can't go out to take pictures. On my property there is this centuries-old plant which at the moment for me is as if it were a beautiful building in my town.
Mulino ad acqua - Castelluccio inferiore
It is located in the San Giovanni ditch where there were some systems whose hydraulic machines were powered by the water of the San Giovanni river.
Lavatoio - fiume san Giovanni - Castelluccio Inferiore
With its stone fountains, it is a suggestive corner of the town that speaks of traditions and history of the local people.
Vecchio mulino ad acqua - Castelluccio Superiore
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Casale Vigna della Corte - Castelluccio Inferiore
It is a restored farmhouse purchased by the Aiello family in the nineteenth century. In the Roman period it seems to have been a rest station.
Cappella della pietà o dei sette dolori - Castelluccio Inferiore
Located in Vigna della Corte, it is a noble chapel, owned first by the Marquises of Castelluccio and then by the Aiello family from the 19th century.
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“4 Piscicoli” - Castelluccio Inferiore
Fountains mad by local stones and used for public water supply and also as an ornament.
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SECTION B: DETAIL OF THE BUILDING (REPRESENTATION OF A DETAIL OF THE BUILDING)
VOLTA ANNUNZIATA - Castelluccio Inferiore
The JHS trigram from the Pescara family devoted to Jesuit saints was affixed to the fresco, which can be dated between the 15th and 16th centuries.
PORTALE SALERNO - Castelluccio Inferiore
In local gray stone, it has decorative spiral motifs at the base. There is a fan pattern on the keystone.
IL PALIOTTO ALTARE MAGGIORE San nicola di mira
The Paliotto Altare Maggiore is a marble complex dating back to the mid-1700s, made up of polychrome marbles in which the locally extracted quince alabaster prevails.
LA MADONNA DEL ROSARIO
The Madonna del Rosario is located in the church of S. Maria delle Grazie, on the first altar on the right. It is an oil on canvas altarpiece dating back to the end of the 16th century.
Portale palazzo roberti (oggi robles) - Castelluccio inferiore
From the second half of the 1700s, in brown stone. At the base two ornamental swirl motifs. On the keystone a carved shell and a flower.
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