The Church of the Immaculate Conception was built in 1686 and restored in 1859, as indicated by the inscription in the niche above the portal, which is the work of stonemasons from Serra San Bruno.
Inside, one can admire the ceiling decorations by 19th-century artists from Serra. The main altar, made of white marble with polychrome decorations, is also the work of artist-decorators from Serra (1909). The painting above the main altar, an oil on canvas, can be attributed to a painter of the Neapolitan School. It depicts the Virgin in Glory, with God the Father above and the symbols of praise around her.
On the sides, there are marble altars, including the one dedicated to Our Lady of the Rescue, a symbol of protection during the cholera outbreak of 1836-37. Also on the walls are the paintings of Saint Anthony from Padua (1876), Saint Andrew Avellino (1875), and the Crucifixion (1885), all three by Antonio Ceravolo, one of the most expressive Calabrian painters of the 19th century, who was called to Badolato between 1875 and 1885.
On the right wall, there is a “painted” cross composed of capital letters. It is the Angelic Cross by Tommaso I’ Aquinate. One can read the four invocations contained in it, starting from the “C” located in the centre of the cross and proceeding downwards, upwards, to the right, to the left, and again transversely until the last word, which is found at each end of the cross arms.
The ceramic panel on the west exterior wall is attributed to the Squillace ceramic factory (19th century).
The dome and lantern that surmount the church are a splendid example of 17th century Badolato art.
The Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception organizes and carries out some of the most important processions of the year: the procession of the Sorrowful Mysteries on Holy Saturday, the Assumption procession on August 15th, and the Immaculate Conception procession on December 8th.