The Saint François Convent of Orezza

One of our historical sites, built in 1492 by miners, before being passed on to the Franciscans, who then built a church with six chapels.
In 1832, it all fell into ruins – date on which the state engaged a disastrous process for selling it to private individuals.
During WW2, the convent and its buildings were occupied by Italian troops who had set up an ammunition depot, which they had blown up at the approach of the Germans – and this literally brought an end to the ruins.
Over the half of a century that has gone by since, many voices have risen to wish or claim its restoration – a demand made credible by the unquestionable historical interest of this place, and theatre of many ‘consulte’.
Source: Corse Matin (via Augustin Chiodetti)
Photo credit: Jacques Paoli Corse Matin

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