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Inside the church of San Benedetto in Piscinula in the Trastevere district of Rome. 
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Inside the church of San Benedetto in Piscinula in the Trastevere district of Rome.

"This is surely the smallest and one of the most charming in Rome. [...] The enchanting old church is built on the basilica plan, with ancient columns dividing its tiny nave and aisles. Behind the altar is a fourteenth-century painting of St Benedict enthroned; on the altar itself is an early fourteenth-century Venetian Madonna and Child, with saints." (Georgina Masson: The Companion Guide to Rome, Woodbridge 2009).
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A fresco in the church of San Benedetto in Piscinula, Rome
On the stairs leading to the church of San Francesco d'Assisi all'Immacolata in the Baroque town of Noto, Sicily. 
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On the stairs leading to the church of San Francesco d'Assisi all'Immacolata in the Baroque town of Noto, Sicily.

"Built between 1704 and 1745 on the initiative of the upper Philip P. Tortora and designed by architects Vincenzo Sinatra and Rosario Gagliardi, the church of St. Francis with the adjoining convent of the Friars Minor Conventual (mostly university) is one of the most impressive religious buildings of Noto. Harmonious facade, projecting on a grand staircase with three flights there is a beautiful doorway flanked by artistic baroque columns and three niches, two of which are to sides and a smaller one above the portal." (Text from Wikipedia).
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Inside the neoclassical church of Santissimo Salvatore in the Baroque town of Noto, Sicily. 
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Inside the neoclassical church of Santissimo Salvatore in the Baroque town of Noto, Sicily.
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A fragment of the main altar in the Church of Santissimo Salvatore in Noto, Sicily
Inside the church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, commonly called the Martorana, on Piazza Bellini in Palermo, Sicily. 
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Inside the church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, commonly called the Martorana, on Piazza Bellini in Palermo, Sicily.

"The church is renowned for its spectacular interior, which is dominated by a series of 12th century mosaics executed by Byzantine craftsmen. The mosaics show many iconographic and formal similarities to the roughly contemporary programs in the Cappella Palatina, in Monreale Cathedral and in Cefalù Cathedral, although they were probably executed by a distinct atelier. [...] The nave dome is occupied by the traditional Greek image of Christ Pantokrator surrounded by the archangels St Michael, St Gabriel, St Raphael and St Uriel. The register below depicts the eight prophets of the Old Testament and, in the pendentives, the four evangelists of the New Testament. The nave vault depicts the Nativity and the Death of the Virgin. The newer part of the church is decorated with later frescoes of comparatively little artistic significance. The frescoes in the middle part of the walls are from the 18th century, attributed to Guglielmo Borremans." (Text from Wikipedia).
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Inside the church of San Cataldo in Palermo, Sicily, a notable example of the Arabian-Norman architecture. 
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Inside the church of San Cataldo in Palermo, Sicily, a notable example of the Arabian-Norman architecture.

"Founded around 1160 by admiral Majone di Bari, in the 18th century the church was used as a post office. In the 19th century it was restored and brought back to a form more similar to the original Mediaeval edifice. It has a rectangular plan with blind arches, partially occupied by windows. The ceiling has three characteristics red, bulge domes (cubole) and Arab-style merlons. The church provides a typical example of the Arabian-Norman architecture, which is unique to Sicily. The plan of the church shows the predilection of the Normans for simple and severe forms, derived from their military formation. [...] The interior has a nave with two aisles. The naked walls are faced by spolia columns with Byzantine style arcades. The pavement is the original one and has a splendid mosaic decoration. Also original is the main altar." (Text from Wikipedia).
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