Chiesa di Santa Maria in Camuccia
- Via Santa Maria in Camuccia
- 347 3162381
- vary, tours by appt
Lonely Planet review for Chiesa di Santa Maria in Camuccia
While you might walk past this fairly nondescript church, we are here to let you in on the little secret that lies below the Chiesa di Santa Maria in Camuccia. A Dominican monastery founded in 1394, it’s certainly worth a look-see for the stunning examples of wooden Madonna sculptures. However, the lead archaeologist, Carlo Zoccoli, has offered to give our readers a private tour under the church, where an archaeological treasure trove awaits. Sift through an ever-growing collection of pottery shards or walk through ancient roads, burial chambers and houses, much of it dating back to Roman times.