Sacred places

Duomo Santa Maria Maggiore e Museo

Valenza

Duomo Santa Maria Maggiore e Museo

The Cathedral, dedicated to Santa Maria Maggiore, was probably built on the site of a preceding cultural building; the building that is visible today was begun in 1619, following the demolition of the old Romanesque church …

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Monastero di San Remigio

Parodi Ligure

Monastero di San Remigio

The history of this monument is datable to 10 June 1033, when the Marquis Adalberto, of the Obertenga family and his wife Adelasia endow the Benedictine abbey of S. Maria di Castiglione near Parma with many assets and real …

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Oratorio dei Bianchi o dell'Assunta

San Sebastiano Curone

Oratorio dei Bianchi o dell'Assunta

The Oratory of Our Lady of the Assumption, known as “dei Bianchi” (of the Whites) is located close to the Prince’s Palace. The current appearance of the building is that of an elegant 18th century construction, at …

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Oratorio dei Rossi

Serravalle Scrivia

Oratorio dei Rossi

The Oratory of the Holy Blessed Trinity and of St. John the Baptist is the seat of the homonymous Confraternity. It was founded on 24 June 1532 and is commonly known as the oratory of “Dei Rossi” (Of the Reds). The name …

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Oratorio dei Rossi o della Trinità

San Sebastiano Curone

Oratorio dei Rossi o della Trinità

The Church of the Holy Trinity, also called “Oratorio dei Rossi” was built somewhere around the first half of the 18th century. Nothing precise is known; this information comes from an old “Book of Blessings” which …

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Oratorio della S.S. Annunziata

Ovada

Oratorio della S.S. Annunziata

The Oratory named "Annunziata", rectangular with a single nave, was built in the 15th century, just outside the town walls of Ovada. Over the years, the building has undergone numerous renovations and modifications. The …

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Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista

Ovada

Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista

There is no certain news regarding the constitution of the Confraternity of Saint John the Baptist, even if we can safely say that it was founded in the late 15th century. Named after the Baptist, like many others in Liguria, …

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Oratorio di Santa Maria Maddalena

Novi Ligure

Oratorio di Santa Maria Maddalena

The Oratorio della Maddalena is considered a major cultural symbol of popular religion and local traditions, kept alive by the Brotherhood of S. Maria Maddalena e del SS. Crocifisso. The single chamber building has a choir …

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Oratorio Nostra Signora del Gonfalone

Voltaggio

Oratorio Nostra Signora del Gonfalone

The current Oratory of Gonfalone dates back to the first half of the 17th century and has a plain façade punctuated by pilasters and decorated with frescoes from the second half of that century, the most notable of which …

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Parrocchia di Santa Maria Assunta

Fubine Monferrato

Parrocchia di Santa Maria Assunta

Built between 1490 and 1512, the Church of Santa Maria Assunta retains the late-Gothic tripartite façade of the original structure, topped with small arches and with a rose window surrounded by a frame with eight concentric …

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Parrocchia di Santa Maria di Castello

Alessandria

Parrocchia di Santa Maria di Castello

The church stands on the site of the old castle in the Rovereto district, the primitive nucleus of the town. Built in its present shape between 1476 and 1545, it is a good example of late Lombard Gothic architecture. The …

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Parrocchiale antica di San Salvatore

Ozzano Monferrato

Parrocchiale antica di San Salvatore

The parish church of San Salvatore, which overlooks a panoramic square, retains the original Romanesque framework and the tower that serves as a bell tower. Inside, it preserves an interesting fresco decoration, although …

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Parrocchiale Santi Pietro e Paolo

Castelnuovo Scrivia

Parrocchiale Santi Pietro e Paolo

The construction of the imposing Romanesque church probably dates back to the 12th century. Of considerable interest are the doorway with stylised lions, the lunette and the capitals with Romanesque sculptures executed by …

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Pieve di San Martino

Pasturana

Pieve di San Martino

The early plebeian church, dedicated to St. Martin bishop of Tours, was built in the Longobard era. The temple of St. Martin underwent substantial functional and architectural changes over the centuries, clearly highlighted …

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Pieve di San Pietro

Volpedo

Pieve di San Pietro

The Church of San Pietro, already documented in 965, underwent a major renovation during the 15th century which, nevertheless, did not alter the Romanesque style which it retains both in the facade marked by pilasters and …

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