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Chiesa Parrocchiale di San Giovanni Battista, Pella

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  • We were walking along the lake in the Municipality of Pella when we decided to take a look of the sorroundings and we ended up in this Parish Church of Sant'Albino ,it was built in late 1500's, it's nice to discover churches like this 🙂.
  • The church was built at the end of the 1500s probably to replace a Romanesque oratory dating back to the first half of the 11th century which must have been in conditions incompatible with the dictates of the Council of Trent. In the second half of the 1800s (especially at the behest of the versatile Don Martino Marinzi, parish priest for 53 years) the nave was lengthened towards the north and the pronaos was built. In 1936 the new bell tower was built in Gothic style: the previous one, much lower and more modest, was therefore demolished. Inside we find the painting "The presentation" executed in 1700 by the Valsesian painter Lorenzo Peracino and some frescoes by the Milanese Giovanni Valtorta dating back to 1877.
  • The parish church of Pella is dedicated to Sant'Albino Bishop and the granite architrave placed above the entrance door bears witness to the year of construction, 1591. The parish, up to the year 1516, had been, like all the others community, gregarious of the only plebeian Church of the Island of S. Giulio. In 1869 important works were carried out such as the lengthening of the single nave, the addition of the entrance portico, the creation of the mosaic floor of the presbytery and the choir, the completion of the wrought iron of the baptistery. In 1877 the painter Giovanni Valtorta (ancestor of the painter Albertelli) was called from Milan to paint the rosettes on the ceiling and the two altarpieces on the sides of the presbytery: the Nativity and the Deposition. A remarkable canvas by Perraccino, The Presentation, is kept inside the church to the right of the entrance. The new bell tower replaced the original one in 1936. It was built with granite boulders from the Alzo quarry.
  • Bell tower still in good condition and very beautiful of its kind ... and the interior of the church with the various frescoes ... to be seen! The square as a whole is very beautiful with the ancient humpback bridge that leads to the cemetery and the renovated and still active wash house!
  • Beautiful church

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