Madonna della Torre Sanctuary

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The construction of the original sanctuary dates back to the year 801, on the wishes of the emperor Charlemagne. In 1300, when Italy was disputed between the Guelphs, supporters of the Pope, and the Ghibellines, supporters of the Empire, devastation, fires and wars arrived also in the town of Sovere, as well as the entire province of Bergamo.

History does not hand down many documents, but we know with certainty that the title of “Madonna della Torre” attributed to this sanctuary dates back to a Ghibelline military fort against the terrible Guelphs. The church, devastated and abandoned, was rebuilt in 1598.

The known works inside are many: the High Altar and the pulpit made by Fantoni, the Annunciation by Cavagna, the paintings in the apse by Carpinoni, and much more, so much so that the sanctuary is considered an art gallery.

Outside, a tall bell tower with five bells attracts the faithful, welcomed inside by cross vaults decorated with seventeenth-century stuccos, medals, canvases, paintings and Marian symbols.

Iniziativa realizzata nell’ambito del bando Wonderfood & Wine di Regione Lombardia e Unioncamere Lombardia per la promozione di Sapore inLOMBARDIA

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