Route II
A walk through the Alfonsian village

From Romanesque to Baroque: the history of the city through the encounter of its most important architecture.

From the Church of San Menna with the oldest mosaic pavement of its kind in southern Italy, to the Cathedral of Romanesque origins later completely renovated in Baroque style during the 18th century but still retaining traces of a distant past, as witnessed by the Romanesque crypt, where the numerous vaults rest on bare columns, all different from each other, while on the walls traces of 14th-century frescoes are still visible.

And from the same period are some of the frescoes visible inside the Church of the SS. Annunziata, which constitutes the third stage of the itinerary: a complex that, although remodelled over the centuries, conserves its Gothic soul and architectural simplicity, leaving the visitor, with the 15th-century Last Judgement on the counter facade, a glimpse of sumptuous beauty.

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Timetables and Tickets
Ticket prices

Full 10 €
Reduced* 8 €
Free for the disabled and children up to 6 years old


90 minutes


Booking is always recommended as visits may be subject to variations due to the coincidence with other events or initiatives.

* Residents of Sant’Agata de’ Goti, under 18s, over 65s, university students (showing university card), teachers, members of the iCare social cooperative, members of the clergy, seminarians and religious, accompanying persons with disabilities, parish groups, groups of at least 20 pax

The stages of the route

The Church of the Carmine in the square of the same name is at a focal point in the historical centre, halfway between the Ducal Castle and the Cathedral.

Where it is located

The floor covering the church is the oldest of its kind in southern Italy, dating from around 1098: the lithostratum consists of 50 squares.

Where is located

The church is built according to the canons of Gothic art and has undergone extensive modifications and significant disfigurements over time.

Where it is located
Cathedral with crypt

Almost as if to emphasise its sumptuousness, the atrium still forms a kind of caesura in the urban layout of the city, interrupting the main street at one point.

Where it is located
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