Church of St. Vitus

Dedicated to St. Vitus Martyr, the church, which is 180 meters above sea level, was built beginning in 1749.

The church is elevated above the street with access via a single-flight staircase; the Baroque-style facade is the work of skilled Resinese plasterers. To the left of the facade is the bell tower with two bells. The one-nave interior has cruciform arm from the left side. The curved heterodox barrel ceiling is frescoed with paintings executed by Prof Carmine Adamo. The sails of the first vault depict the cardinal virtues, prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance; in the second, the theological virtues, faith, hope and charity. On the right side, in a niche is the ancient statue of St. Vitus (1900). The face is very expressive. His upward gaze, ecstatic expression, and right hand resting lightly at the level of his heart suggest the idea that he is ready for ascent to the divine world. Iconographically, the saint, wrapped in a red cloak with a gold border, is depicted as a young man dressed in a short blue tunic and a gold-rimmed breastplate. He has a golden crown on his head and holds in his right hand the palm, the symbol of his martyrdom; with his left hand he holds on a leash two dogs, which are tame, looking up at him. At the end of the nave is the organ. To the left, another niche houses a statue of St. Anthony of Padua dating from the early 20th century. Continuing on, one enters the cruciform arm where one can admire the statue of the Immaculate Conception. In the apse is the marble altar on which towers the painting depicting the Immaculate surrounded by angels holding her mantle, at her feet St. John the Baptist, St. Vitus Martyr and St. Anthony Abbot


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Chiesa di San Vito

Via San Vito, 117, 80056 Ercolano NA

Via San Vito, 117, 80056 Ercolano NA

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