La chiesa di Santa Maria di Campogrosso ad Altavilla Milicia (PA), i ruderi di un monumento basiliano tra abbandono, restauri e studi archeologici

Zaira Barone


The church of Santa Maria di Campogrosso, long abandoned, is now a ruin. However, this church represents an important historical and architectural witness to the presence of “basiliani” monks in eastern Sicily, much less documented than the western Sicily’s one.
Moreover, the story of this monument is linked to a very important episode, the Norman conquest of Sicily with the birth of the so-called "arabo-normanna" architecture.
The essay describes the history of the church between abandonment, restoration and archaeological studies until the present.


Altavilla Milicia; Santa Maria dì Campogrosso; Norman architecture; restoration; conservation

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