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Basilica Of San Giuseppe Da Copertino

Open in the weekdays: 6:45 - 12:00 AM / 3:30 - 7:15 PM.

Open in the holidays: 6:45 - 12:30 AM / 3:30 - 8:00 PM.

Un'austera facciata con l'interno tardo barocco

The church offers important artworks. In the second altar from the left there is a fine “Madonna col Bambino” and Saints of Antonio Solario of Venezia (1503) where somebody sees the features of Boccolino of Guzzone acting as a young soldier that is kleened on the right.

Some minimal fragments of the frescos are original of the inside of the 3rd century and they are still visible, like the beauty “Virgin of Sorrows better known as “Madonna’s Face” in a space between the second and the third altar on the right. In the last altar on the right it’s surprising the scenography altarpiece of Mattia Preti, “Vision of St. Anthony of Padua”. The apsis hosts the figure of St. Joseph of Cupertino, majestic with the angels ‘glory, that invites the visitor to look towards the beautiful dome painted by Gaetano Bocchetti.

Entering on the left in the sanctuary’s sacristy you can admire the ceilings with the frescos representing the Four Evangelists (XIV century) and the painting of Ludovico Mazzantini with St. Joseph of Cupertino in ecstasy because of the seen of Loreto’s sanctuary (XVIII century).

Going on to the “private chapel” where the saint had his mystic flights, you will find a beautiful wooden altar with a painting representing with pure colors, the “Maria’s Purification”, a splendid artwork of the XVIII century belong to the ambit of Claudio Ridolfi.

Travel through again the nave towards the exit, you can admire the fresco representing Saint Francesco d’Assisi that leaves Ancona’s harbor. The “Pour” set out in mission towards the Est, on 24 June 1219, after his visit in Osimo.

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