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  • Parish of Affrico

    (churches, baptisteries a Gaggio Montano)

    Piazza Affrico 40041 Affrico BO
    Getting here: Easily accessible from the village. Car park available. Accessible to disabled.
    Holiday open hours: Holy mass at 11.00 in Summer only
    Opening days: Summer

    The parish of Affrico is named after San Giovanni Battista and was built according to elegant Bolognese Baroque architecture.
    The parish was instituted in 969 and possibly the village was already there; in 1300 the church was in charge of seven other churches of the area. In 1677 the building suffered from a serious landslide and was rebuilt between 1682 and 1684; it was then completed in 1741. The interior has one aisle with chapels on the sides and it entirely decorated with frescos by Baldi. There are interesting pieces of furniture and the main altar holds a copy of Francesco Albani’s christening of Christ; the organ is a remarkable wooden exemplar. 

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  • Information by Redazione dell'Appennino Bolognese
    Last update: 28/01/15     (NewsID: 5439)
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