Chiesa di Santa Sofia
Territorio: Capri, Ischia e Procida
- Tel. +39 081 8371219
Santa Sofia rises in the most ancient part of Anacapri, now considered the center, where the population started to settle right after the church’s construction. The church’s origin, even if the inscription on the church’s façade dates back to 1510, has been traced back to the year when the parish church S. Maria “alli Curti” was eliminated and replaced with Santa Sofia. The church has been remodeled many times and enlarged later: the two chapels with a cupola on top date back to 1698, while in 1870 the presbyterian area was prolonged, so now the church appears different from its original structure. The lack of a clear plan in the development of the church reflects in its caotic plan: the central nave is covered with a barrel vault, while the side ones have ribbed vaults of different dimensions. The nice façade, dated 1765, has some baroque flavour with island style architectural influences, and it represents the most interesting part of the church. The interior is made of three naves and four side chapels; the vestry and the oratory have been created from the previous church’s structure. During the eighteenth century the two belfries were finished; in 1878 the presbytery was ended.
Open: October-March: 7,30am-12am/4pm-6pm; April-September: 7,30am-12am/5,30pm-7pm