Church of Anime del Purgatorio (Lipari)

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The Church of Anime del Purgatorio in Lipari is a small church located in the Marina Corta area. It was built in the second half of the 16th century after the attack of the pirate Khayr al-Din Barbarossa in 1544. On that occasion the whole town of Lipari was devastated and destroyed and almost the entire population was deported. The dedication of this church to the souls in purgatory was chosen in honor of those people. Inside it has a single nave and houses the Nativity of the Sea, where the life and crafts of Lipari’s past are depicted.

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