Chapel of San Sebastiano in Pastena

Chapel of San Sebastiano

Position: Pastena

The Chapel of San Sebastiano is located in via Canale, a path that leads from Pastena to Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi. It existed since the fifteenth century, and it is said that it was erected on the occasion of a plague.

After the plague of 1656 the chapel was restored with alms collected by Bartolomeo Cuccaro, and an epigraph carved in Massa stone was placed, which was later found by the parish priest Castellano in a remake of the chapel in 1880. Not being entirely legible, the comm. Capasso completed it and placed it in the vestibule, to the left of the door: «Divo Sebastiano martiri | sacram Aedicuiam antiquitus | pro pestilentia sublata erectam; | An. D. MDCLVI | iterum fatali tabe saeviente | Oppidum Pastinae | voti compos ex animo | tutelari praesentissimo | exiguum sacellum ampliavit».

The ancient fresco, with the Blessed Virgin and Saints Bartolomeo, Gennaro, Sebastiano and Sossio, was badly repainted except for the heads.