Cetara's San Francesco Church
The distictive tiled dome of Cetara's main church stands out and shows off its coastal style. The maiolica domed churches of the Amalfi Coast are always the focal point of the town and Cetara's is no exception.
The church was part of a Franciscan monastery complex dating from the late 1500s.
The facade is a light yellow and rather spare in keeping with the normal very simple Franciscan style. Inside, a nave holds six side chapels. Two beautiful works stand out - the Deposizione and Paradise and the Trinity by Cetara artist Marco Benincasa. There are wood carved sculptures of St. Francis, of the Virgin Mary, St. Anthony, and other saints. The lovely yellow interior gives a warm glow, highlighting the celing frescoes.
The cloister and monastery cells are used by the town hall and a lovely restaurant.
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