December 13th is the Feast Day of Santa Lucia, the patron saint of opticians and of people suffering from problems with their sight.
There is a fine statue of St Lucy, the work of Innocenzo Spinazzi and Ferdinando Lisandroni, in the 18th century church of Santa Lucia del Gonfalone.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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