The Church of the Santissimo Trovato is a church in Ragusa, located near the southern border of Ragusa Ibla, adjacent to the Byzantine wall of the ancient city. The church is very close to the Hyblean Garden and the Portal of San Giorgio.
The church, relatively new, was built between 1801 and 1807 by the will of the local people, on the place where it was found the sacred ciborium stolen from the Church of Sant’Antonio.
The ciborium (a covered cup designed to hold the consecrated Eucharistic bread in the Christian church) was stolen on March 1, 1801, by a certain Cassarà, who later was captured and imprisioned.
The last restoration of the church dates back to 1988.
The church, with a simple construction, has a portal delimited by pilasters that support a triangular pediment resting on a cornice. A second cornice, slightly higher, is the base of a large window also delimited by pilasters and volutes. The third level is represented by the bell gable.
The interior has a single nave and does not offer visitors any particular work of art.
HOW TO GET THERE
The Church of the Santissimo Trovato is located about 2.8 kilometers from the Ragusa train station and about 3.4 kilometers from the city’s bus terminal. To find the church on foot, use the map below.