In Tires al Catinaccio a small chapel is reminiscent of the time when the black plague raged in this area.
Image gallery: St. Sebastian Chapel
In the Via San Giorgio road in Tires al Catinaccio (Tiers am Rosengarten), located at approx. 1,200 m a.s.l. and accessible in a nice walk from the village centre, there’s a beautiful chapel. The little church with its roof with wooden tiles dates back to the 17th century. At that time the Black Plague, or Black Death, reached the Alpe di Siusi region.
In those years the area was administered by the Lords of Völsegg who took their vows to build a chapel dedicated to Saint Sebastian in case their family and castle would be spared from the plague. So it happened…
Saint Sebastian, a Roman soldier and Christian martyr, is venerated above all as the patron saint of fountains, gardeners, police officers, forest workers and hunters and is asked for help in case of epidemics and diseases. Since the middle of the 14th century he has also been worshipped as a pest saint.
visible only from the outside