San Giacomo

Tortona

San Giacomo

The Church of S. Giacomo is an exquisite example of late-Baroque architecture, remarkable because it has not undergone significant changes over the centuries and because it is built in a sober style. The current church was …

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San Giacomo

Tortona

San Giacomo

The Church of San Giacomo is an exquisite example of late-baroque architecture, remarkable because it has not undergone significant changes over the centuries and because it is built in a sober style, without that decorative …

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San Giovannino

Alessandria

San Giovannino

The Church of San Giovannino, connected to the confraternity of SS. Crocifisso, was in the neighbourhood of Gamondio, close to the gateway “to Genova” and built in 1484. The church was seriously damaged in a …

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Santa Lucia

Alessandria

Santa Lucia

The small 18th century church stands in a beautiful location, at the crossroads of several historic streets. Each year, on St. Lucy’s Day (13 December), the church becomes the centre of devotional practices and charitable …

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Santa Maria della Corte

Castellazzo Bormida

Santa Maria della Corte

The parish church of Santa Maria della Corte is mentioned for the first time in 1005, belonging to the “curte regia Gamundii” of Roman origin and then Longobard capital which will become Castellacium from the …

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Santa Maria delle Grazie - detta di San Domenico

Ovada

Santa Maria delle Grazie - detta di San Domenico

The first stone was laid in 1481, when Father Giovanni from Taggia received the diploma which appointed him Prior of the Convent. A stone placed on the lintel of the door, dated 1508, indicates the construction date as 1481, …

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Santuario Madonna della Creta

Castellazzo Bormida

Santuario Madonna della Creta

Il Santuario della "Madonnina" è certamente la chiesa di Castellazzo oggi più conosciuta. Nel 1947 Pio XII conferì con bolla papale a Santa Maria della Creta il titolo di Patrona dei Centauri, …

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Santuario Madonna della Guardia

Tortona

Santuario Madonna della Guardia

In 1893, Luigi Orione opened his first college for young boys in San Bernardino. Speaking to them about the future work he was already contemplating, pointing to the area he said, “A large shrine will rise here...”. …

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Santuario Nostra Signora della Bruceta

Cremolino

Santuario Nostra Signora della Bruceta

The origins of the Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Bruceta, near the village of Cremolino, can be traced back to the 9th century. Legend has it that, after a Saracen raid, a portrait of the Virgin Mary on stone was found, …

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Santuario Nostra Signora di Montespineto

Stazzano

Santuario Nostra Signora di Montespineto

The Sanctuary has its origins in a series of events to be found somewhere between the margins of history and legend, all of which stem from enemy attacks on the district of Stazzano. In 1155 the local inhabitants had to …

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Sinagoga e musei ebraici di Casale Monferrato

Casale Monferrato

Sinagoga e musei ebraici di Casale Monferrato

Reopening February 2021, booking required. The Synagogue was built in 1595 at the centre of the old ghetto and renovated during the second half of the 19th century. In the prayer room, dominated by the architecturally impressive …

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