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Church of the purification of the Virgin Mary

What to see in Apricale, Imperia

  • Via Fiume, 1, Apricale (IM)

The parish church is located in the heart of the historical center of the perched medieval village apricalese, in front of the main square called "Torracca". It was built in the XIII century in the course of the centuries took several architectural features and deep changes with respect to the original structure in Romanic and Gothic. The more radical change was the overturning of the input in 1760 of the previous implant of the XVII century; the new body in the Baroque style and the entrance was thus brought to face directly into the underlying square as well as the adjacent castle of the Lizard. The interior is composed of three naves divided by two rows of four pillars each. The bell tower of the church was obtained from the ancient square tower of the castle in the top of which was fixed a bicycle facing upwards. The singular and curious installation is a work of contemporary art of 2000 Sergio White, the force of non gravity.

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Castle of the Lizard
Castle of the Lizard
The Feudal castle was erected in the X century approximately by the counts of Ventimiglia and belonged then to the noble family of the Doria. Therein is housed the Museum of the history of Apricale, where are kept the famous medieval statutes apricalesi o
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 3, Apricale (IM)
0.06 Kilometers from Church of the purification of the Virgin Mary
The Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli
The Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli
The Church fortress of the Madonna degli Angeli dates back to the year 1000. Transformed into a place of worship in 1400, is completely frescoed in cycles that go from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century.
Via degli Angeli, Apricale (IM)
0.21 Kilometers from Church of the purification of the Virgin Mary
Sundial of the Church of Visitation
Sundial of the Church of Visitation
The Church of the Visitation in the village of Perinaldo, in Liguria, is traditionally linked to the figure of the astronomer G.D.Cassini
Via Visitazione, 1, Perinaldo (IM)
1.63 Kilometers from Church of the purification of the Virgin Mary
Astronomical Observatory G.D. Cassini
Astronomical Observatory G.D. Cassini
The Astronomical Observatory is located inside the premises of the Town Hall of the village of Perinaldo, in Liguria.
Piazza Mons. Antonio Rossi, 19, Perinaldo (IM)
1.88 Kilometers from Church of the purification of the Virgin Mary
Doria Castle
Doria Castle
The Doria Castle is an ancient fortification of Dolceacqua, in Liguria.
Via Doria, 16, Dolceacqua (IM)
4.21 Kilometers from Church of the purification of the Virgin Mary
Giovanni Morscio Gallery
Giovanni Morscio Gallery
The Giovanni Morscio Gallery is situated in the village of Dolceacqua, in Liguria.
Via Doria, 2-6, Dolceacqua (IM)
4.27 Kilometers from Church of the purification of the Virgin Mary
Church of San Bernardo
Church of San Bernardo
Inside the church you can admire the cycle of frescoes by Giovanni Canavesio on Passion and the Final Judgment (1462), inspired by the christian dramaturgy.
Piazza Umberto I, 1,, Pigna (IM)
5.84 Kilometers from Church of the purification of the Virgin Mary
'The land and the Memory' Museum
'The land and the Memory' Museum
The museum is hosted in the local "sottopiazza" of the medieval village of Pigna, accompanies the visitor to the contact with the memory of the rural civilization of the Alta Val Nervia.
Piazza XX Settembre,, Pigna (IM)
5.91 Kilometers from Church of the purification of the Virgin Mary
The Church of San Michele Arcangelo
The Church of San Michele Arcangelo
Behind the high altar of the Church of San Michele Arcangelo in Pigna is placed the famous polyptych of the painter Giovanni Canavesio of 1500.
Via Borgo, 2, Pigna (IM)
5.94 Kilometers from Church of the purification of the Virgin Mary

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