Basilica di Santa Maria

The Basilica di Santa Maria, a 13th-century church with a façade completely built of black lava stone.  It was originally constructed by the Normans, who came to Sicily in the 11th century, but the building was subsequently added to other the years, such as the 15th-century side portals in the Catalan-Gothic style. The church is situated in Randazzo, which sits on the northern foot of Mount Etna. Unfortunately the church was closed, so we didn’t get to see inside.

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