Oratory of the Disciplinati di Santa Caterina
Church in Corniglia
In the heart of the village, within the expanse of Largo Taragio square, resides the oratory of the Disciplinati di Santa Caterina. Originating in the eighteenth century, this petite edifice showcases a façade with a weathered gable. Here, a modest portal is crowned by a niche housing a statue of the saint and accompanied by a circular window.
Within its confines, a solitary chamber unfolds, its ceiling adorned with frescoes dating back to the 18th century. These murals depict the torment of Santa Caterina d’Alessandria. Within, nineteenth-century processional lights and gonfalons stand, alongside wooden crucifixes originating from the sixteenth century, as well as sculptures crafted by an enigmatic artist.
Tucked at the rear of the oratory, a vantage terrace provides a panoramic vista over the expansive sea.
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