sant'apollonia church

The small former church of St. Apollonia is a Catholic place of worship of Salerno. It's located in the district of San Benedetto and is deconsecrated. According to the late Mannerist frescoes of the vault of the longitudinal body, the history of architecture should fall back to the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. At the same date it could also derive the vain with a central plan, the shape of which, despite the remains of baroque paintings, has a characteristic type of the counter reformation renewal.

The portal of arc entry, along with its structure in plaster of the main altar could date back to 1736, the date mentioned in a plaque for the blessing of two side altars representing The Resurrection, The Ascension of Jesus, Pentecost by unknown artists, while the dome is decorated with paints which were originally meant to represent paradise with theories of saints, respecting an old tradition widespread after the seventies after the seventeenth century.

Of ancient origin (XI century), his dedication to the patron saint of teeth has made in the past very dear to Salerno people, especially in special danger. In recent times, it was dedicated to St. Martin de la Palma (martyrdom), before finally being desecrated and go broke with the earthquake in 1980. Restored in 1994, was returned as a public hall for cultural activities.

Via San Benedetto, Salerno
+39 089.228918
Ticket price: free
Opening Hours
Monday9:30 - 12:30
Tuesday9:30 - 12:30
Wednesday9:30 - 12:30
Thursday9:30 - 12:30
Friday9:30 - 12:30
Saturdayclosed
Sundayclosed
NOTE: The church will be closed on public holidays.

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