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S. Vittoria


[image ALT: A plain stuccoed wall with a rose window of brick, surmounted by a small single-bay belfry of the type known in Italian as a 'campanile a vela'. It is a partial view of the façade of the church of S. Vittoria in Ficulle, Umbria (central Italy).]

I have very little information on this small church, except that it's seen better times. Once part of the walls of the medieval town, it was damaged in World War II and had to be significantly altered just to keep it standing; now deconsecrated, S. Vittoria serves Ficulle as an occasional meeting hall. Some bits of fresco remain.

What I'm most curious about is how the church came to be named after a saint whose body has been kept for over 200 years under the altar of another church (S. Maria Nuova). Se sei della zona e/o hai delle informazioni su questa chiesetta, scrivimi per favore!

[image ALT: The exterior of a small church. It is a three-quarters view of the church of S. Vittoria in Ficulle, Umbria (central Italy).]

A slightly cropped view of S. Vittoria; the cars parked around it added nothing to the photo.

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Page updated: 25 May 10