San Fratello (Messina)

S. Alfio 
S. Filadelfio
S. Cirino

uncertain between 1090 and 1110

    This is a little church with only one nave with a principal apse and small lateral apses. The shrine, divided into three parts by lancet arches, is covered by a cupola with tambour sustained by splayed corner niches. The external cylindrical volume of the cupola and its cone-shaped covering confirm the hypothesis of a type belonging to the County period with some Calabrian influences. The pictures show two external views.

Vittorio Noto

F. Basile, "L'architettura della Sicilia normanna", Catania, 1975

Melo Minnella Palermo