Campodimele in Latina South Lazio Italy

Churches of Campodimele

The Church of San Michele Arcangelo

The main parish church of Campodimele dates from the 11th century and is dedicated to San Michele Arcangelo.  It stands at the highest point of the town, in Piazza Capocastello. It is thought that the earliest church was built on the ruins of a pre-existing pagan temple. The church was originally dedicated to Sant’Angelo. A flight of steps lead up to the church’s bronze door. Inside there are the remains of a valuable marble tabernacle, attributed to the school of Tommaso Malvito (an artist working in Naples between the end of the 15th and the beginning of the 16th century). There is also a 15th century triptych, by Gabriele da Feltre, of the Virgin between San Sebastiano and San Rocco, and a canvas depicting Saint Michael and the Archangel by Antonio Sicurezza, dated 1956.

Church of San Michele Arcangelo in Campodimele Italy
Bell Tower Church of San Michele Arcangelo in Campodimele
Bronze Door Church of San Michele Arcangelo in Campodimele Italy
Bronze Door Church of San Michele Arcangelo in Campodimele Italy

Chapel of the Madonna delle Grazie

in the lower district of Taverna,  The rural chapel of the Madonna delle Grazie dates back to the 13th century. It is located halfway up the hill near Taverna. It is built of stone and when it underwent restoration many of its original features were brought back to light.

Church of La Madonna del Rosario

The little Church of the Madonna del Rosario was re-constructed after the Second World War in the hamlet of Taverna. The feast of the Madonna del Rosario is celebrated on the first Sunday in October.

Church of the Madonna del Rosario in Campodimele Italy
Church of the Madonna del Rosario in Campodimele Italy

The  13th century Church of the Annunziata is no longer used and has been deconsecrated.

The Monastery of Sant’Onofrio

The Monastery of Sant’Onofrio was founded in the 11th century by the Benedictines, commissioned by the abbot Desiderio of Montecassino. It was built in an isolated area on Monte Croce and consisted of just one nave, with an altar and three niches with wooden statues of Sant’Antonio Abate, Sant’Onofrio and San Pafinunzio. The monastery also had a series of rooms that served as lodging for the hermitage. There was also a garden and a large cistern for collecting rain water.  Sadly during the World War II the building was badly damaged and the structure was left in ruins. However in recent years the monastery has been rebuilt and is now once again a destination for pilgrimages. It is located 3 km from the centre of Campodimele.