The Church of Santa Chiara is located in the heart of Antrodoco‘s historic center, between the Corso Roma and the Via Savelli. After a restoration that took over 40 years, the church was reopened in 2012.
Santa Chiara Church Antrodoco
Address: Largo Santa Chiara, 6 – 01023 Antrodoco. Phone: +39 . Opening times: . Ticket price: . (Note that prices and times may be subject to change.)
History and description
The church, attached to the Convent of the Poor Clares, has a portal surmounted by an broken tympanum. The facade is crowned by a Baroque bell gable.
What to see
The interior has a single nave covered by a barrel vault and boasts a richly decorated wall altar set between two side niches with statues of St. Francis and St. Clare. Four other altars with 19th-century paintings are placed along the nave.
Above the entrance portal is a large brick choir loft accessed by a wooden staircase. This ancient matroneum was built so that the Poor Clares could participate in religious rites without breaking the vow of silence.