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Romanesque Church of St. Lawrence (Chiesa romanica di San Lorenzo)

Address Località San Lorenzo, 14016 Tigliole AT, Italia


Romanesque church dating from the 11th-12th centuries.

The building is now used to host cultural events.

The church has been built in the village of Teglole superiores whose castrum anciently depended on the bishop of Pavia, its origin dates back to the 11th-12th centuries.

It had parish functions and adjoining cemetery.

Church and site appear in 1507 on the land registers

The development of the Tigliole concentric has isolated the house of worship, now nestled in the open countryside about 1 km east of the town.

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

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

The facade is of exposed brick, while the apse retains the three-part division of different colors. The interior, with a single nave, has the walls plastered to partially exposed brick.

The floor is made of terracotta.

After careful restorations initiated in 1982, the building has returned to its former glory.

Today it hosts cultural reviews and events.


Comune di Tigliole

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Associazione InCollina, Turismo nel cuore del Piemonte

See also...

• Events in Tigliole

• Tigliole tourist guide

• Municipium, the App of your Municipality