Chiesa di Santa Sofia, Anacapri

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The Chiesa di Santa Sofia is located in the Piazza of Anacapri, on the island of Capri, Italy. It dates to 1596 when it replaced Chiesa di Santa Maria di Costantinopoli as the parish church. Some of the building materials and fittings, such as the sacristy and oratorio, were originally in the Chiesa di San Carlo. The church chapels are dedicated to Sant'Antonio, Anacapri's patron saint, and the Madonna del Buon Consiglio. Architectural features include two bell towers and a baroque facade. The wedding of Guiliana DePandi and Bill Rancic occurred at the Chiesa di Santa Sofia.
Santa Sophia probably dates back to 1595–96 on a site where there was an earlier church dedicated to St Charles. The date of 1510 inscribed on the facade is incorrect. Completed in 1642, it became the new parish church of Anacapri replacing Santa Maria di Costantinopoli. The oldest remaining part is the oratory, to the left of the chancel, which was probably built on the remains of San Carlo. In 1698, the church was enlarged with two chapels and the nave was extended towards the square. Further alterations were made in 1706 (Mount of Purgatory), 1765 (facadeoratory] and 1777. The church was officially consecrated in 1790 by Nicola Saveirio Gamboni, bishop of Capri. In 1879, the presbytery was enlarged, providing space for guests.
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  • I loved to go around the corner to Capri cakes for Great 😃👍 food and coffee. 🌹 Rose alba and Roberto were wonderful. 
    I loved to go around the corner to Capri cakes for Great 😃👍 food and coffee. 🌹 Rose alba and Roberto were wonderful.  more »
  • This is a nice church in good condition. From the outside apart from the front it looks like a strange building but as you enter is is quite normal 
    This is a nice church in good condition. From the outside apart from the front it looks like a strange building but as you enter is is quite normal  more »
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  • This used to be an old church but now is an art Museum. The relics in the church are still intact and just simply beautiful. The mosaic work on the floor called the garden of Eden is spectacular. If you are in Anna Capri which is also known as little Capri then you should visit church of Santa Sophia.
  • Beautiful spot to take a picture of a well-bearded man.

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