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Il Santuario Della Madonna del Granato

Posted by Alex Colao on May 13, 2012

From a vantage point at Capaccio, you can see the entire gulf of Salerno spread out before you all the way to the Amalfi coast and the Isle of Capri out at the end, marking the entrance to the next gulf up the coast, that of Naples. If you had been up on that point a few thousand years ago and started one of those neat time-lapse films going—maybe a frame every couple of years—you could now watch prehistoric tribes give way to the city builders of Magna Grecia, the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire, the Gothic Wars, the violence of the Middle Ages, the drudgery of feudalism, the coming of the Spanish, the Bourbons, the unification of Italy, and the WWII Allied invasion of the gulf. (All of this, of course, much too quickly in that ant-like time-lapse scurrying to and fro. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fratelli e Sorelle del Granato

Posted by Alex Colao on May 13, 2012

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Rome with Fra Paschal

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Benedizione Vespe

Posted by Alex Colao on May 12, 2012

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Centenario Madonna del Granato

Posted by Alex Colao on May 12, 2012

SLIDE SHOW (Vedi tutte le foto)

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Correva l’anno del Signore 2 Maggio 1912, questa antichissima cattedrale Caputaquense (inizio costruzione secolo X) viveva un’altra pagina gloriosa della sua millenaria storia: per interessamento dello zelante rettore del tempo, il prelato Mons. Francesco Guazzo che per dare ulteriore prestigio a questo glorioso tempio, realizzava il suo sogno: incoronare la statua lignea della Madonna del Granato del XIV secolo, con corone d’oro, offerte dalla nobile famiglia di Capaccio: I Marchesi Pinto-Belleli. Read the rest of this entry »

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