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The Church of San Michele Arcangelo

What to see in Pigna, Imperia

  • Via Borgo, 2, Pigna (IM)

The church of San Michele Arcangelo is a religious building site in Piazza XX Settembre. Built in the XIII century is defined between the most significant works and important of the late Middle Ages of Liguria intemelia; the building was later enlarged in the XVI century, preserving the gothic style. The façade presents a valuable rosone of 1450 in white marble consisting of twelve small columns to the work of the sculptor Giovanni Gaggini da Bissone. The interior is composed of three naves divided by two rows of columns with circular and octagonal. Behind the high altar is placed the famous polyptych of the painter Giovanni Canavesio 1500 comprising thirty-six compartments framed by a structure in gilded wood in renaissance style. In the painting, the top four and a half meters therefore considered the largest of western Liguria, are portrayed San Michele that pierces the devil with the intention of stealing a soul from the balance pan; to the left of the Saint are present Santo Stefano, San Giovanni Battista, San Pietro and San Lorenzo; in the top panel there is depicted the Holy Trinity represented by a dove and on its sides there are Saints Catherine of Alexandria, Caterina da Siena, Mary Magdalene and Margherita d'Antiochia; under the doctors of the Church of San Gregorio Magno, St Jerome, St Ambrose and St Augustine. In the vertical panel left the Archangel Gabriel, St Francis of Assisi, Saint Louis and Santa Lucia; in vertical panel on the right the Madonna, San Domenico, San Nicola di Bari and Santa Apollonia. In the two steps are depicted scenes from the life of Jesus and the twelve apostles.

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'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)
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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)
0.17 Kilometers from The Church of San Michele Arcangelo
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)
5.91 Kilometers from The Church of San Michele Arcangelo
Church of the purification of the Virgin Mary
Church of the purification of the Virgin Mary
on the top of the bell tower was fixed a bicycle facing upwards.
Via Fiume, 1, Apricale (IM)
5.94 Kilometers from The Church of San Michele Arcangelo
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)
5.94 Kilometers from The Church of San Michele Arcangelo
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)
7.41 Kilometers from The Church of San Michele Arcangelo
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)
7.45 Kilometers from The Church of San Michele Arcangelo
Doria Castle
Doria Castle
The Doria Castle is an ancient fortification of Dolceacqua, in Liguria.
Via Doria, 16, Dolceacqua (IM)
9.64 Kilometers from The Church of San Michele Arcangelo
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)
9.71 Kilometers from The Church of San Michele Arcangelo

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