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Church of San Giovanni

What to see in Avigliana, Torino, Piedmont


was erected a parish seat in 1324 in replacement of the church of San Pietro; The stone portal gothic is surmounted by a lunette frescoed with the Virgin and Child enthroned work of Enrico Reffo 1895, year of the restoration of the facade.

The lobby retains the fresco of the Madonna and Child between Saints Cristoforo, John the Baptist and Antonio Abate, attributed to the anonymous follower of Giacomo Jaquerio known under the pseudonym of Maestro di San Vito Piossasco, and a series of scenes attributed to pinerolesi Serra (the Visitation, a holy knight, the Virgin and Saint Bernardino, Le Sante Maria Maddalena and Caterina, the Martyrdom of Saint Agatha).

Inside there are numerous pictorial works: the table of Sant'Orsola of Gerolamo Giovenone, the Madonna della Mercede or of Saints Crispino and Crispiniano of Defendente Ferrari as well as the triptych of St Jerome, the polyptych of the Nativity (1511) and the triptych of the Madonna of the Consortium; defendentesche are also the tables set out in the Presbytery (Saint Lucy and Nicola, Saints Sebastian and Rocco, Sant'Antonio, San Cristoforo). The wooden pulpit dates back to the XVI century. Among the furnishings of the baroque era you recommend painting depicting the Coronation of the Virgin with the Blessed Cherub Head and Santa Caterina d'Alessandria of saviglianese school.

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  • Piazzetta San Giovanni, Avigliana (Torino)
  • 011 9311873
  • Religious location



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