Cappella Santa Rosalia – ENG



Point of interest n°1

“Along the coast at Trabia is a small sanctuary, built of cave stone in so many splendid colours”. Thus wrote Giuseppe Sunseri, a poet of Trabia, of the tiny chapel of Santa Rosalia, begun in 1904 and completed in the 1920s, commissioned by a gentleman of the town, Sig. Salvatore Gurgiolo. The chapel was erected using stalactites and stalagmites gathered by young townspeople in the grottoes of Castello Lanza. Around the chapel is an area with paintings and mosaics framed by sea pebbles. A statue looks over the reef, representing a fisherman; it is a popular site for many children.