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  Art in the "Nuova Terra" (The new land)
The chief work of art in Giarratana are its churches. They were the first buildings to be rebuilt in 1696 and were even built before the houses on the spur of faith and a search for God. At first they were rebuilt in wood, according to a logistic choice and quake proof standards. The spirituality of that moment is lavished in the interior and in the fašade of each church as the mean to beg God’s forgiveness. According to the historian Lauretta the Earthquake was for people a Divine Punishment and reconstruction the way to redeem themselves through faith and hope. These preambles explain the reason of contrast between the three churches of the town (San Bartolomeo, Sant'Antonio Abate, the Mother Church) and the small houses of the town.