Romanesque Church of S. Lorenzo

Address: Località San Lorenzo, 14016 Tigliole AT, Italia

Found in the village of Teglole superiores, whose castrum depended in ancient times on the bishop of Pavia, its origin dates back to the 11th-12th centuries.

It had parochial functions and attached cemetery.

Church and site appear in the land registers in 1507. The development of the concentric of Tigliole ended up isolating the cult building, today immersed in the open countryside about 1 km east of the town.

It is a Romanesque church with a rectangular plan belonging to the characteristic group of the "monferrato" churches, as confirmed by the original wall of the apse, with the typical bichromatic texture.

The semicircular apse is rotated a few degrees from the axis of the classroom, to symbolize the reclining head of Christ on the cross.

The façade is in exposed brick, while the apse preserves the division into three parts of different colors. The interior, with a single nave, has walls plastered partially in exposed brick.

The floor is in terracotta. After the accurate yields started in 1982, the building has returned to its former glory.

Today it hosts exhibitions and cultural events.

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See also...

• Events in Tigliole

• Tigliole tourist guide

• Municipium, the App of your Municipality