Basilica of Santa Rita da Cascia
Viale Santa Rita, 06043 Cascia PG, Italy
About Basilica of Santa Rita da Cascia
The basilica of Santa Rita da Cascia is a minor basilica of Cascia, belonging to the homonymous sanctuary: inside the mortal remains of Santa Rita are venerated. The church, located almost on the top of the Sant'Agostino hill and whose access to the churchyard is allowed by a short staircase, has a facade covered in white travertine from Tivoli set between two spiers , which end with two small bell cells, surmounted by crosses in iron.
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