Paliano- Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione by Benedicta Lee

Church of Immaculate Conception – La Cona

The church was founded in the sixteenth century by expansion of a country chapel dedicated to St. Michael even though it has always been called the church of Santa Maria of Colleberto La Cona. This name comes from ‘icon’ indicating an image on an altar. The building is small on a single aisle.

The church was run by the Brotherhood of Santa Maria del Ricorso, and inside it is a painting of the Virgin with a white dress of the eighteenth century. Beside the altar there are two paintings by Giacomo Lisia representing Saint Lucia and San Biagio, patron saint of the throat.

Like many places of worship, in the past this church was used as a burial place.