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  • Church of Santa Maria Assunta

    (churches, baptisteries a Lizzano In Belvedere)

    Contact: IAT Lizzano in Belvedere 0534/51052 - IAT Vidiciatico 0534/53159
    Loc. Gabba 40040 GABBA BO
    Tel. 0534/51052 - 0534/53159 Fax 0534/51052 - 0534/53159 ,  
    Getting here: Drive toward Corno alle Scale; once in Villaggio Europa, then turn right and follow the signs for Querciola. From here follow the signs for Gaggio Montano; then Gabba is about 4km from here.
    Opening days: Saturday at 15:30 or upon reservation (contact Ms Clara Castelli).

    The Romanic church has one aisle and was built around the X-XII century. It is made of sandstone, with the apse facing east; the building is in good preservation order and features a sloping roof, a barrel vaults ceiling and three small single lancet windows. This is the only church is the area with frescos: it features XV century frescos depicting the ‘Madonna della Cintura’ (a unique case in the area, since this Madonna is venerated only in the town of Prato, in Tuscany) and a circular portrait of Dante. Worth of mention is also the beautiful Renaissance (1500) glass window ascribed to Lorenzo Costa, depicting Jesus adored by two angels, with the dove of the Holy Spirit above. The bell tower rises between a chapel and the apse and probably dates back to the XVII century. Details of the roof and of the ceiling are probably Gothic, perhaps and of the XIV century -beginning of the XV century.

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  • Information by Redazione dell'Appennino Bolognese
    Last update: 28/01/15     (NewsID: 25016)
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