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Church of Saint Andrew the Apostle. Itinerary 1

Contact

Ufficio Turistico Comunità Montana Modena Ovest
Via Rocca 1,
I-41045 Montefiorino

Phone
0536/962727
Fax
0536/965312


Detailed description:

Situated in a splendid position on the slopes of a rise which runs down towards the Dragone river valley, the town of Vitriola was first mentioned in a document in 1054. It was given to the Abbey of Frassinoro by Matilde di Canossa in 1071, and it is also to Matilde and her mother Beatrice that we owe the construction of the church dedicated to Saint Andrew. Originally the building had a single nave, but underwent extension and restoration works in 1841, which conserved the original sloping façade and part of the sides. Recent times have seen the application on the façade of the copy of a lunette which can be seen inside the church, depicting three figures dressed in long tunics and interpreted as Christ between two clerics and the symbols of the Evangelists at the ends. Its execution is rough and summary, but almost all experts agree that it dates back to the second half of the XI century. Together with that in Coscogno, the Vitriola lunette is the only one from this period still surviving in the Modenese area.

City:

Vitriola - Montefiorino

accessible:

Car, Trail, Bike

Animals allowed: No

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