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EMILIO GRECO MUSEUM

(Ref. 1d ) Piazza del Comune – Tel 0773514263– 0773515791

The museum was built in 1985, thanks to a donation from the sculptor Emilio Greco and has been recently restored. Seven rooms and a library are open to the public.

You can find it inside the Town Hall. There are 84 works of art, like bronzes, works of plasters, medals, silver coins and a stamp collection.

MUSEUM OF SEA AND COAST

(Ref. 1c)  - Piazza Verbania Tel. 0773515791-0773511340

The museum is divided in three halls: one concerning sea biology; the other, itself divided in two sections, the evolution of the coast during the Quaternary age and underwater archaeology.

The museum gathers sound and visual material, plastic models, photographs and images of the palaeontological, palethnological and historical entity of Sabaudia and the Pontine Region.

Also on show are fossils from the ancient Tyrrhenian Sea, obsidian tools from the Neolithic age, Roman relics (concerning the marine theme) and shells from all the malacological areas of the earth. A third hall, include an aquarium and relics from a Roman ship that sunk off the coast of Sabaudia, relics from both the classical age and modern age, roman coins dating back to the imperial period. Particular emphasis is given to the visuals were ways of using natural resources for the economic benefit of the sea town are illustrated.

ROYAL CHAPEL

(Ref. 1b) Piazza Regina Margherita - Tel. 0773515032

Queen Margherita had this chapel built after the death of her beloved husband, Umberto I, to whom it is dedicated. It was originally sited in Palazzo Margherita in Rome. Queen Elena donated it to the parish of SS. Annunziata in 1935. Designed by Stramucci and built by Dellera, it was restored in 1985 by the Giordano family. Inside, a walnut carved altar with an over standing wooden shrine, that also serves as the base of a statue representing the beatified Umberto, are clearly seen. On the ceiling, there is a carved escutcheon of the Savoia family.

SANCTUARY OF S. MARIA DELLA SORRESCA

(Ref. 1a) Strada di S. Maria

The Sanctuary lies on the shores of Lake Paola, by the Annunziata branch. Built by the Benedictines in the VI century a.C., on the remains of a Roman Villa dated back to the first century a.C., it preserves a wooden statue of the Virgin with the Child of the 13th century. The name “Sorresca” derives from a late medieval diction, “surrectum”, which means canal. The bell tower was originally designed as a look-out turret, for defence.  The house remained a working monastery until the Napoleonic period. The church has partly lost its original appearance as a result of recent plastering and additions to the height of the building which has changed the spatial relations between the edifices. Even the door that now opens on the lake originally faced the opposite way.

CHURCH OF SS. ANNUNZIATA

(Ref. 1b) - Piazza Regina Margherita - tel. 0773515032

The church was built during the foundation work of Sabaudia and formally inaugurated on 24 February 1935. At 22 meters high, 55 meters long and 29 meters wide, it has an arcaded façade covered with blocks and slabs in two stoned travertine, the outer sides are faced with red bricks. The imposing mosaic depicts the Annunciation together with the representation of customary life and ambience during the reclamation. It has one only aisle sided with 6 semicircular chapels, and two symmetrical pulpits next  to the high altar, central to the presbytery.  The cylindrical Baptistery stands on the forecourt to the right of the church; the lofty Belfry, 45 meters high, is on its left.

THE TOWN HALL TOWER AND THE PERMANENT ART EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY LORENZO INDRIMI

(Ref. 1 d ) Piazza del Comune Tel 0773514263 Tel 0773515791

The tower is 46 m. (approx. 151 feet) high and you can reach its top by an elevator which ands on the 7th floor. Walking up some more steps, you ‘ll get to the 8th floor where you can find a terrace that a fords a marvellous view of the whole town and its enchanting surroundings. Inside the tower you can visit the permanent art-exhibition of the painter Lorenzo Indrimi, too. There are illustrations of the “Divine Comedy” in different painting techniques.

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