The Church of Santa Maria Sorresca in Gaeta

In the 15th century the Albito family of Gaeta owned a warehouse or sorra that contained wooden barrels packed full with salted fish. This storeroom also housed a holy painting of the Madonna that was said to grant miracles. Thus a small church was built closeby to honour the Madonna and a feast day in her name was held on the 16th April every year.

The church is situated on the corner of Piazza Traniello and Via Duomo. The facade was restored in the mid 1800’s, to the left is the bell tower.  The building itself is octagonal in shape. The 19th century main altar is by Dionisio Lazzarri. Sadly the church is no longer open for worship, but is occasionally used for cultural events.