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  • Oratory of San Giovanni Evangelista

    (chapels, oratories, tabernacles a Gaggio Montano)

    Via Duca D'Aosta, 1 40041 Gaggio Montano BO
    Tel. 0534 37163
    Getting here: The oratory is next to the parish church. There is a parking area for cars and coaches. It is partially accessible to disabled.
    Week closed on: At night
    Opening days: All year long

    The oratory is located just next to the parish church of Gaggio Montano; in the past it was also known as oratory of Santa Maria dei Morelli. The XIV-XV century complex features two buildings; the oldest one (XIII-XIV century) houses a precious late XV century painting depicting Christ bearing the cross, the Madonna and Saint John the Evangelist. The oratory also features traces of late XIV century frescos; some were severely damaged by dampness. The vault still preserves a large composition depicting paradise and a Dante-inspired representation of hell. The upper part features an interesting late-Gothic Last Judgment, which was restored around 1855; an additional building was erected in the same year, on the west side, and the oldest part of the oratory became a sacristy and was used as a meeting place by the members of the brotherhood of the S.S. Sacramento.

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  • Information by Redazione dell'Appennino Bolognese
    Last update: 28/01/15     (NewsID: 5257)
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