municipality of Turi (Ba)
recovery of San Rocco church and new development of the surrounding area involving one of the finest examples of Apulian Romanesque churches.
The saw-tooth frame of the cornice and the pyramidal roof realized with limestone “chiancarelle” justify the statement of monumental building, dating back to years one thousand and rebuilt between XII, XIII and XVI century.
Until 2007 it was reduced to traffic island in the middle of an urban crossroads. The restoration, as well as the renovation of the internal decorative plasters (cornices, medallions, friezes, capitals, etc.), the paving floor of polished limestone and some pillars in square blocks, including the seventeenth century altar, intends to realize a green pedestrian area that enhances the church all round, creating a square where before there were asphalt and parking areas. Work valued at € 300.000,00
realized within the Integrated Sector Program, named PIS n.11 “Cultural and Tourist Itinerary of Apulian Baroque” Measure 2.1. and part-financed by the Municipality of Turi.
delivered in 2008