An ancient church in the Gothic style, built 1264 by Augustinian friars on the pre-existing church of Saint Lucia, it still preserves some of the frescoes of the life of St. Augustine, the saint which it is dedicated to.
The church is now used as a striking exhibition hall that houses the marble statues of the Apostles: a beautiful complex of sculptures of the Apostles and Saints made between the late sixteenth and early eighteenth centuries, together with the sculptural group of ‘”Annunciation” by Francesco Mochi (1603-1608), recently relocated inside the Duomo, that was part of the “kit” of the Duomo. Until the 19th century, each of these big statues depicting the Apostles and Saints stood at the foot of each column inside the Duomo.
Information and tickets to visit the exhibition:
Tel: (+39) 0763.344445
January, February, November, December: 10.00am – 1.00pm /2.00pm – 5.00pm (Closed on Tuesday)
March and October 10.00am – 5.00pm (Closed on Tuesday)
from April to September 9.30am – 7.00pm