Temple of Valadier – Italy

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Did you know the neo-classical Temple of Valadier in the Frasassi Caves was built as a refuge for sinners seeking absolution? This remarkable structure in Genga, Italy, was used as a pilgrimage site for those seeking forgiveness. The ornate design features a domed roof covering an octagonal silo structure meant to symbolize Jesus’ resurrection after three days. The interior originally held a marble Madonna and Child sculpted by Italian artist Antonio Canova, which has now been moved to a local museum and a replacement was installed. Interesting eh?

Credits got to Dino Presciutti.

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