Santuario di Santa Maria del Bosco
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SERRA SAN BRUNO

Situated halfway between the Jonic and Tyrrhenian Coasts of Calabria, is where one will come across Serra San Bruno immersed in a natural forest covered territory.

History

The origins of the suburb takes one back to the arrival of Bruno of Hartefaust (1030-1101), better known as San Bruno or Brunone, founder of the Certosini Order. Bruno came to Italy at the end of the I century, having been given the lands of the Norman Ruggiero. The Saint had the first Certosa of Italia constructed and dedicated it to Saint Stefano of Bosco.

The developing suburb was therefore administered for centuries by ecclesiastics.

An earthquake (1783) destroyed part of the settlement, gravely changing its architectonic profile. The Certosa was also almost brought to the ground.

A visit to the City

The architectonic patrimony of Serra San Bruno is constituted mainly by its churches, all built following the disastrous earthquake of 1783.

The Matrix Church, dedicated to San Biagio, is beautiful. It was built in a Baroque style during the late '700s. It's situated in Piazza Barillari. It has a high granite façade and statues in its interior.
The façade of the Maria SS dei Sette Dolori Church is noteworthy and is also in granite and a Baroque style. It preserves an altar originally from Certosa in its interior, which was transferred after the earthquake (1783).

The façade of the Assunta of Terravecchia Church is also elegant, just like the homonymous church situated in the Spinetto district. Both were built in a Baroque style.

The main monument of Serra San Bruno is its Certosa (Carthusian monastery), founded at the end of the XI century and destroyed by the earthquake of 1783. It was reconstructed during the '900s. It preserves part of its Medieval building and hosts the Certosa Museum in its interior, which exhibits interesting paintings from the XVI and XVII centuries.

Not too distant from the Certosa, one can also visit the S. Maria del Bosco Church, immersed between Beach, Chestnut and White Fir trees.

Serra San Bruno's geographic position allows for numerous naturalistic excursions.

Place of interest

- Chiesa di San Biagio (1795)
- Chiesa di Maria SS. dei Sette Dolori o dell'Addolorata
- Chiesa di San Gerolamo
- Chiesa di San Rocco
- Chiesa di Maria SS. Assunta (Terravecchia)
- Chiesa di Maria SS. Assunta (Spinetto)
- Chiesuleda (piccola chiesa)
- Santuario di Santa Maria nel Bosco
- Certosa di Serra San Bruno
- Bosco di Santa Maria
- Bosco di Archiforo
- Parco Naturale Regionale delle Serre
- Escursione al Monte Crocco
- Visita di Guardavalle
- Visita di Stilo
- Visita di Kaulonia
- Visita di Monasterace
- Visita di Soverato

Museums

- Museo della Certosa

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