english

you are here: Home More About Ravello Sanctuary of Saints Cosmas and Damian

Most viewed in Ravello

  • Hotel Villa Maria Ravello

    Hotel Villa Maria - Amalfi's Coast - Ravello Owned by the Palumbo family, the Villa Maria Hotel offers to its guest the romantic atmosphere of the enchanting Ravello. It is located in a central position, in the historic center of the town, among Villa...

  • Hotel Caruso Belvedere Ravello Amalfi Coast

    Hotel Caruso Belvedere, Ravello, Italy "Nearer to the sky than to the sea", that's how André Gide depicted Ravello. From here, the azure spectacle of the Amalfi Coast seizes the heart and ravishes the soul. A former 11th century palace overlooking the...

  • Hotel Giordano Ravello

    Hotel Giordano - Amalfis Coast - Ravello The construction , which goes back to the '700, was composed by central nucleus that in times has undergone various enlargements and restructurings, the last recently ended , has completely renewed the hotel with...

  • Wagner Tours Ravello Weddings

    What better location for an unforgettable wedding, the breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast, with its evocative and characteristic areas and that incredible romantic atmosphere of the past? For the most important day of your life, trust the experts!...

  • Villa Eva Ravello

    Villa Eva is our romantic villa, surrounded by a park of over 3000 square metres and beautiful gardens. It offers the view of the incomparable scenery of the Amalfi Coast and a wonderful tranquil spot where our guests can stay in loneliness, sitting in...

Print this page Send to a friend by e-mail

Share:
fb-like
g-plus

Sanctuary of Saints Cosmas and Damian

The origins of the deep devotion of Ravello's people and of all citizens of the Amalfi coast for the Saints Cosmas and Damian date back to the XII-XIII century. The Sanctuary, infact, is mentioned both in a document of 1397, preserved in the archives of the Metropolitan Curia in Amalfi, and in another one of 1425, preserved in the parish archives in Ravello.
The two brothers, doctors and Saints were born in Arabia and practised the art of healing in Syria. They accepted no payment for their services, which led them to be nicknamed anargyroi (The Silverless); for this reason thy converted many people to the Christian faith. They suffered martyrdom by decapitation in 303 a.D. under Diocletian's Empire.
The Sanctuary in Ravello, perched on a 350 meters high rocky spur of Cimbrone, was built on an older church, became too much small to accommodate the large crowds of faithful. The new Sanctuary was blessed on September 27th 1965 by the Archbishop of Amalfi Mons. Angelo Rossini among a moved crowd coming from every corner of the Campania region.
Outside the Sanctuary there is a wonderful panoramic terrace overlooking the sea of the Amalfi coast.
The interior has a single nave and a beautiful apse decorated with a bright mosaic, portraying the Saints, two angels with the palm of martyrdom and the Holy Trinity. A mosaic decoration, representing Our Lady and scenes of the martyrdom of the Saints Cosmas and Damian, characterised the triumphal arch. Finally other two mosaic panels, representing scenes from the life of the Saints, taken from famous masterpieces by Beato Angelico and Anonimo Salernitano, were realised between 1196 and 1997.
The chapel on the left side of the main altar preserves the miraculous statues of the Saints Doctors.
A large number of votive offerings, some of which dating back to the XVII century, are exposed in a small building under the rocky spur, outside the Sanctuary.

Contact Basket

Click on the basket icon to create a list of structures you want to contact.

events

news

  • Ravello Festival 2014

    January 23, 2014

    FROM JUNE 21st TO SEPTEMBER 20th 2014 A PARADE OF STARS OF JAZZ, POP AND GREAT MUSIC SYMPHONY South exists as a mental category...

  • Two centuries of hospitality!

    September 21, 2012

    On Thursday, September 27th 2012, the charming XII century cloister of the historical Hotel Luna Convento in Amalfi will frame...

  • news archive

Choose language

italiano

english