Antonio Romano

Antonio Romano, as well as the sculptor Ignazio Marabitti, is mentioned in the documents regarding the building sites commissioned by Archbishop Francesco Testa. In the documents, he is noted as being a secretary, auditor and supervisor of works and is often also documented as being an engineer. His training took place in the Seminary of Monreale, and following this, he embarked on an ecclesiastical career: in 1756, he wrote to the archbishop to be admitted to the diaconate and was subsequently appointed priest. Archbishop Testa promoted the rebuilding of the portico and employed both Ignazio Marabitti, as builder, and Antonio Romano, as site superintendent.