Sacred places

Chiesa di San Lorenzo

Alessandria

Chiesa di San Lorenzo

A church named after Saints Lorenzo and Clemente already existed in Alessandria at an age close to the founding of the city. In 1347-1350, the urban church of San Lorenzo was merged with that of Santa Maria della Corte of …

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Chiesa di San Rocco

Alessandria

Chiesa di San Rocco

The Church of San Rocco is located in the homonymous square of Alessandria. It was built in the 12th century by the Order of the Humiliated and once dedicated to San Giovanni del Cappuccio. Following the suppression of the …

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Chiesa di Santa Maria Canale

Tortona

Chiesa di Santa Maria Canale

The origins of the Church of Santa Maria is between the 11th and 12th century, close to a water spring, hence the name "dei Canali" (meaning of the canals). There are no documents regarding its foundation; the first documentary …

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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieve

Novi Ligure

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieve

This church was built between the 12th and the 13th centuries, at the origins of the settlement that led to the birth of the village. Extensively reconstructed in 1678, it preserves the original layout with three naves, …

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Chiesa di Santa Maria di Viatosto

Asti

Chiesa di Santa Maria di Viatosto

The current church is the reconstruction of the Romanesque Santa Maria di Riparupta (11th century). Inside, three naves with cross vaults supported by pillars with sandstone capitals, recent restoration work has brought …

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Chiesa di Santa Maria e San Siro

Sale

Chiesa di Santa Maria e San Siro

The Church of Santa Maria is first recorded in documents that date from 1165. The double naming bears witness to the fact that there were two separate churches in Sale: San Siro, a fortified church outside the town walls …

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Chiesa di Santo Stefano

Alessandria

Chiesa di Santo Stefano

The Church of Santo Stefano (originally SS. Stefano e Martino) is connected to the events of the Order of the Servants of Mary. The Servites, in 1728, were forced to abandon their primitive convent of S. Stefano in Borgoglio …

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Chiesa Parrocchiale N. S. Assunta

Ovada

Chiesa Parrocchiale N. S. Assunta

The Church of Nostra Signora Assunta, built starting from 1772, is an important landmark in the town for the height of its facade, the circular cupola and the two bell towers. The richly decorated interior is in a Latin …

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Chiesa SS. Trinità da Lungi

Castellazzo Bormida

Chiesa SS. Trinità da Lungi

The church of SS. Trinità da Lungi was built by the Canons of S. Croce of Mortara around 1130, almost certainly built inside a monastery complex. Notwithstanding many renovations which mainly took place during the 18th …

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Collegiata dei SS. Martino e Stefano

Serravalle Scrivia

Collegiata dei SS. Martino e Stefano

In 1239 Gregory IX merged the church of San Martino with that of Santo Stefano, from which time the latter ceased to be a chapel and the church of Serravalle was named after the Saints Martino and Stefano. It achieved its …

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Collegiata di  Santa Maria Assunta

Pontecurone

Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta

The Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta, built entirely of terracotta, can be traced back to the typical architectural models of the Po Valley Gothic period of the 13th and 14th centuries, to which its construction …

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Collegiata di San Secondo

Asti

Collegiata di San Secondo

The current church was built between the 13th and 15th centuries and is dedicated to the patron saint of the city. Of the preceding building remain the Romanesque bell tower of the 11th century and the central part of the …

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Collegiata Santa Maria Assunta

Novi Ligure

Collegiata Santa Maria Assunta

The Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta, in the heart of the old town, dates back to some time between the 6th and 7th centuries, built on the site of a former pagan temple (of which traces of the foundations still …

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Complesso monumentale di Santa Croce

Bosco Marengo

Complesso monumentale di Santa Croce

The Church of Santa Croce is open to visitors by reservation (327 2809953), from 10-12 and from 16-19, every day, except Wednesdays. Visits of the Convent are also possible by reservation on Saturdays and Sundays, from 16-19, …

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Duomo di Alessandria

Alessandria

Duomo di Alessandria

The cathedral of Alessandria, located in the city centre, stands on the place of a Lombard Gothic style building demolished in 1803 to meet the military needs of Napoleon Bonaparte. The chapter, in 1805, obtained from Napoleon …

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