Church of St.Anthony of Padua and St.Cyprian

The Church of St. Anthony of Padua was earlier dedicated to St. Cyprian and as such it was mentioned as early as 1454. The church, built in the 15th century at the side of a tower and gates which connected the Borgo with the barbican, was thoroughly reconstructed thanks to votive offerings for protection against an outbreak of plague in the mid 19th century. Saint Cyprian is considered to be protector from the plague and for this reason it is understandable why a church dedicated to him was built at the entrance into the town, with the obvious intention of the builders to prevent this atrocious disease from entering and spreading in the town.