|The town of Burgio
Tourism in Burgio
Burgio has still a medieval planimetry, characterized by little avenues and curving streets which end in charming little squares.
Also the Mother Church, standing in the highest part of the town, keeps its medieval features. It is dedicated to St. Anthony the Abbot (the patron saint) and was built in the 12th century and restored in the 14th century.
It has a splendid Renaissance external portal on the left side, with a valuable lunette niche where there is a statue of the Madonna with Child, surrounded by small saints.
Photo © Municipality of Burgio
Inside the church, in the chapel dedicated to the Madonna of Trapani, you can admire a beautiful statue of Madonna with Child, made by Vincenzo Gagini (1527-1595).
The walls of the building are entirely decorated with wonderful stuccoes, and there are also five statues by Orazio Ferraro (1573-1650). In the church there is also a big wooden Crucifix dated back to the 13th century.
Of great beauty is the view you can enjoy just off the church, looking to the valley below.