Located on a rocky spur, the church of Santa Maria del Bando offers a very striking view of the village of Atrani, its white clustered houses, the clear water sea of the Amalfi coast and the steep cliffs below. The church was probably built in the tenth century, but the first official documents about the structure date back to the twelfth century. It was built on the top of mount Aureo, where public announcements of laws and decisions of authorities (bando) used to be proclaimed from. The austere exterior walls of the small church, interrupted only by some tiny windows, hide a well preserved, Baroque styled ambience inside. A white Madonna statue embellished by a golden halo and sparkling jewels, the paintings, niches, friezes that decorate the blue and yellow vaults, and finally the Christ on the cross, impressive in his humility, make this little church a genuine masterpiece.
Griven distributor for Italy: Puraluce – Roberto Pepe, TUAIT Agency
Engineer Giuseppe Mormile / Raffaele Vincelli Griven