Chiesa Sant’Oliva – ENG

Point of interest n°2

Crossing into the Porta di Trabia, just 4 metres to the right is the splendid Chiesa di Sant’Oliva, standing adjacent to the city’s ancient walls, and built by the Lanza family. It is characterised by a simple structure with a single aisle, and features a precious altar brought down from the Chiesa del Castello Lanza, as well as housing two brilliant works of art. The first is the martyr of Saint Stephen, which appears to be stylistically linked to the school of Pietro Novelli, and the second is a Madonna with Child created in the Flemish style or deriving from Antonellian design.