|The town of Gioiosa Marea
Tourism in Gioiosa Marea
Consecrated to Our Lady of Graces, the Church has been built before the XVIII century by Minority Observant Friars.
The structure of the building is very simple both in its architectonic building and in decorations.
Inside are still now kept most of the original furnitures, moreover it is possible to admire further works of art coming from near churches, destroyed by the earthquake of 1783.
Artistically important is a valuable marble statue representing Madonna delle Grazie con il Bambino in braccio (Our Lady of Graces with Christ Child in Her arms), made in the XVII century and attributable to Gagini's school.
Along the naves worthy of particular attention are precious paintings made by Olivio Sozzi (1690-1765) representing some images of the Saint's lives.