beautiful Palace of Carmiano is the Miglietta Palace. It was built in the 19th
century, its façade
very simple as opposite to the inside which is richly decorated. There was a big
fountain but it was demolished and rebuilt in 1931, it is now dedicated to those
who died in war. It is 3.95 m high and has beautiful decorations. The Mother
Church is dedicated to St Mary of the Assumption and was built in 1961 on the
rests of a fifteenth century structure. The frescos of St Paul and Peter date to
the 15th century. The church has a Latin cross plan and is very
simple. The Church of St Antonio Abate has an hexagonal shape and was built in
1984. The Church of the Carmine was built in the first years of the 19th
century according to the wish of Oronzo Paolo to show the Virgin his gratitude.
Inside there is a beautiful painting of the Virgin. The Confraternity of St
Giovanni built the Church of St Giovanni the Baptist in 1887. It is an aisleless
church with two interesting paintings of St Gaetano and Jesus Christ. The
façade has a beautiful portal. In 1971 the Confraternity built a new church in
Modern style planned by the Eng. Cappello from
Lecce. The bell tower of the church is 13m high with a wooden
church. The Chapel of Our Lady of Pompei dates to the end of the 19th
century and was paid by Don Giacomino de Simone. It is
simple but with interesting decorations. The Church of the Virgin was built in
the 17th century in baroque style. Near the high altar there is a big
painting of Our Lady probably made by the Zimbalo. It is an aisleless church
with four richly decorated altars and other eight frescos of the 15th
century. The chapel of the Turriso is outside the urban area and dates to the 14th
century. It was formerly dedicated to Our Lady of Constantinople. The Chapel of
the Cona is in the countryside around Carmiano and is named after an old icon, a
sacred image that was in the chapel. The farmers found shelter in this church
when it rained. The patron saint of Carmiano is Our Lady of the Assumption and
the population celebrates her on the second Sunday of August.
The people of
Carmiano have two nicknames: ‘curnuti’ (cuckold) and ‘alli cozze’ (to snails).
says that a young man from Carmiano found out that his woman was cheating on him
and, after that, the only thing he found comfort in was ….going to snails!!