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The collegiate church of Santa Maria Assunta

What to see in Castell'Arquato, Piacenza

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Ancient sources handed on the existence of a church dating back to the early middle ages to Castell'Arquato, founded in 758 by the noble Magno, dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption and in 772 donated to the Bishop of Piacenza. This building was not remains today no trace architectural, while it may be connected to the baptismal font medieval circular still preserved. The Church, from the sources cited as parish in 1059, was seriously damaged by the earthquake of 1117 and therefore quickly rebuilt. The current Collegiate Church of S. Maria Assunta was finished in 1122. Noteworthy are the chapels of St. Catherine of Alexandria, entirely built and frescoed at the beginning of the XV century, and S. Giuseppe, built instead in 1630, which ex vote for the end of the plague and unique heritage of baroque art present inside the church. The Museum of the Collegiate Church is located in the buildings adjacent to the church. It is accessed from the churchyard in front of the facade crossing the cloister dating back to the end of the XIII or at the beginning of the XIV century. Contains works from the Collegiate Church itself and from neighboring churches: silverware and sacred furnishings, paintings, sculptures, furniture, codes and archive material.

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Visconti Fortress
Visconti Fortress
Built on the initiative of the city of Piacenza in 1342, the Visconti's Fortress of Castell'Arquato was reinforced and completed by Luchino Visconti in 1347.
Piazza Municipio, Castell\'Arquato (PC)
0.05 Kilometers from The collegiate church of Santa Maria Assunta
G.Cortesi Geological Museum
G.Cortesi Geological Museum
Known internationally, the G.Cortesi Geological Museum of Castell'Arquato collects different collections that allow to follow the evolutionary history of the basin of the Po Valley.
Via Sforza Caolzio, 57, Castell\'Arquato (PC)
0.10 Kilometers from The collegiate church of Santa Maria Assunta
Luigi Illica Museum
Luigi Illica Museum
Luigi Illica, born in Castell'Arquato, was one of the exponents of the "Scapigliatura Milanese", as well as one of the main librettists of the epoch after Verdi. He worked for Giacomo Puccini, Alfredo Catalani, Umberto Giordano and Pietro Mascagni.
Scalinata Della Riva, 47, Castell\'Arquato (PC)
0.11 Kilometers from The collegiate church of Santa Maria Assunta
Museum of the Orsanti
Museum of the Orsanti
Museum of the Orsanti del borgo of Vigoleno, in Emilia Romagna, collects testimonies of the life of the Orsanti
Via Libertà, Castello di Vigoleno, Vernasca (PC)
4.64 Kilometers from The collegiate church of Santa Maria Assunta
Museum of the Donjon
Museum of the Donjon
the Donjon was the extreme defense of the fortress of Vigoleno, in Emilia Romagna.
Via Libertà, Castello di Vigoleno, Vernasca (PC)
4.66 Kilometers from The collegiate church of Santa Maria Assunta
The Oratory of the Madonna delle Grazie
The Oratory of the Madonna delle Grazie
The Oratory of the Madonna delle Grazie is an elegant building from the beginning of the Seventeenth century the village of Vigoleno, in Emilia Romagna.
Via Libertà, Castello di Vigoleno, Vernasca (PC)
4.67 Kilometers from The collegiate church of Santa Maria Assunta
The Romanesque Pieve di San Giorgio
The Romanesque Pieve di San Giorgio
The Romanesque Pieve di San Giorgio of the village of Vigoleno in Emilia Romagna is the most representative of the Piacentine territory.
Via Libertà, Castello di Vigoleno, Vernasca (PC)
4.68 Kilometers from The collegiate church of Santa Maria Assunta
Rocca Sanvitale
Rocca Sanvitale
The Rocca Sanvitale, also known as Fontanellato Castle, is a manor house from the medieval entirely surrounded by a moat full of water of resurgence.
Piazza Matteotti, 1, Fontanellato (PR)
24.39 Kilometers from The collegiate church of Santa Maria Assunta
The Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of the Holy Rosary
The Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of the Holy Rosary
Already in 1628 it was associated with the Madonna di Fontanellato the first miracle; the subsequent plague of 1630 regarded the village of Fontanellato only marginally, increasing among the faithful the supernatural fame of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Via IV Novembre, 19, Fontanellato (PR)
24.65 Kilometers from The collegiate church of Santa Maria Assunta

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