A pleasant sojourn at Canonica di Corteranzo, located in Murisegno (District of Alessandria), in Piedmont, will give you the opportunity to visit the land of the Romanesque parish churches.
Abbey of Santa Maria of Vezzolano
The Abbey of Santa Maria of Vezzolano is amongst the most important medieval monuments of Piedmont . It is located in Albugnano, in the district of Asti.
Built in the IX Century, perhaps on the ruins of a preexisting church – since the Canons of Vezzolano were already mentioned in a document dated back to the year 740 by King Liutprando, it was rebuilt during the XII Century.
According to a legend, Charlemagne, while he was hunting in these lands, had three skeletons appearing in front of him. Such vision would have induced him to build the Abbey. The gate of the Abbey of Santa Maria of Vezzolano is quite rich, and its belfry is realised in Romanesque style. Of particular value are the main altar, the frescoes, the cloister and the chapter house.
Church of the Saints Nazario and Celso Montechiaro
The Church of the Saints Nazario and Celso stands not far from Montechiaro d’Asti in the district of Asti. Visitors are immediately moved by the chromatic effect of the building, generated by a succession of sandstone and bricks. It represents an important demonstration of Romanesque architecture, which developed in this area of the Monferrato around the XII Century.
Parish Church of San Lorenzo Montiglio
The parish church of San Lorenzo is located near Montiglio Monferrato in the district of Asti. It is a remarkable and interesting example of Romanesque architecture. Its outsides decorations and the precious finds preserved inside make a visit a must.
Church of San Secondo Cortazzone
The Church of San Secondo is located near Cortazzone in the district of Asti. It is an astonishing example of Romanesque architecture, dated back to the XII Century. Besides, its value is outstanding due to its sculptural decorations, its indoor capitals and its apsis.
Church of the Saints Sebastiano and Fabiano Scandeluzza
A pleasant sojourn at Canonica di Corteranzo, located in Murisegno (district of Alessandria) in Piedmont, will give you the chance to visit the Church of the Saints Sebastiano and Fabiano in Scandeluzza, which is a fraction of Montiglio Monferrato in the district of Asti.
The Church of the Saints Sebastiano and Fabiano is a splendid example of Romanesque architecture, of which remains the lower part of its walls and apse, some stone elements, and the base of the hall.