Chiesa di San Rocco, Pitigliano

It is Sunday today, the day when many Christians of various denominations head to church.

Catholicism is the most prevalent religion in Italy (nearly 90% of the population, although not all of them are practicing).  This church below is the Church of San Rocco in the historic centre of Pitigliano in Tuscany.

This is the oldest church in the town.  It hasn’t always been known as the church of San Rocco (who is the patron saint of Pitigliano), once it was called the Church of Saint Mary.  It dates back to the 12th century.  We didn’t go inside on this particular day, although I hope we get an opportunity to return so we can…

 

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Can you see the wall shrine to the Virgin Mary on the wall just outside the church?

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