One of the symbols of the island and its port is the Church of Santa Maria della Pieta, which, along with Terra Murata, is one of the first visible elements from the sea for those who are travelling to Procida. Erected in 1760 on the foundations of an existing chapel founded in 1616 by sailors and dedicated to Santa Maria della Pieta, it dominates the square of the Marina Grande. The building is characterized by a single aisle inside along the perimeter of which it opens a series of side chapels decorated with multicolored marble altars, a style that can be often found in the church altars of the same period in Campania and generally in Southern Italy .
Looking back at the top of the Church one does notice the decoration of a large dome painted with four frescoes depicting the Evangelists. The bottom of the altar is surmounted by a XIX wooden statue of Santa Maria della Pietà. Outside, next to the beautiful dome, which designs and makes the appearance of Marina Grande unique, you can see a bell tower in baroque style with a clock with four dials.
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