The Santissima Trinità Church in Atri is located at the entrance to the Giardino degli Acquaviva. It is open only on special occasions. Locals refer tho the church as Chiesa di San Rocco. It was originally the private chapel of the Acquaviva family.
Church of the Santissima Trinità Atri
Address: Via Trinità, 151 – 64032 Atri. Phone: +39 .
The interior of the church cannot normally be visited, as it is open only on the feast days of Santa Reparata (on Easter Monday), San Rocco (August 16) and (sometimes) Santa Rita (May 22). In spring and summer, the church is sometimes open on Sundays.
(Note that prices and times may be subject to change.)
History and description
The Chiesa della Santissima Trinità is popularly called the San Rocco Church because of the statue of the saint gracing the interior.
The church was probably constructed in the 13th century, and was converted into the Cappella degli Acquaviva in the 14th century. In order to enter the church, it was necessary to walk through the garden to enter the church. Since the church was also used by the common people, the Acquaviva family changed private chapels and moved to the San Liberatore Church.
Between the 17th and 18th centuries, the entire church was renovated. A new Baroque altar was added, to which Baroque statues and paintings were also added.
The austere facade is characterized by a small campanile. On the left side, there are some recently discovered medieval decorations,
The interior consists of a single nave.
What to see
The statue of San Rocco is located inside a niche in the left side of the church.
On the same side, in a second niche, there is a small Baroque statue depicting Sant’Antonio.
The canvas “Saint Anna Teaching the Virgin” is from the 17th/18th century Neapolitan school.
An altar with an 18th century painting depicting the “Madonna di Pompei”.
In a central niche is a statue of the Madonna and Child (18th century).
On either side of it one can see two small canvases from the Neapolitan school, depicting “San Michele Arcangelo” and the “Archangel” (18th century).