Church of San Severino in Senzano

In the district of Senzano, rural settlement located on the highlands of Monte Isola, you can find the church of San Severino (St. Severinus), built in the 18th Century to replace an older religious building; evidence is provided in the notes of the apostolic legate Charles Borromeo in 1580, where the oratory is said to be small and indecent with one altar.
The present church has a side access via a set of steps and a pronaos on the main front; it has no churchyard and resembles a rural oratory with a gabled façade, a portal with jambs and architrave slightly moulded in Sarnico stone and, above the pronaos, a rectangular window. There is also a small bell tower.
The interior has a longitudinal layout with barrel vault ceiling resting on an overhanging frame.
The raised quadrangular shape sanctuary, with a ribbed vault, has a wooden altar with frontal and shelves decorated using very rare techniques and motifs, unique in their kind on the Lake.
The table and the frontal do not appear to be coeval with the 17th Century frame which leads us to suppose that the current state is the result of the re-composition of pieces of different nature and origin.
The frame consists of two columns with grape vine Corinthian capitals that support the curved broken cyma moulding with the sculpture of God the Father between two angels.
Inside there is the painting of the Madonna and Child, St. Severinus a Saint, the work style of Antonio Gandino. To the left is a statue of St. Severinus (20th Century) by Vincenzo Vinatzer; the frescos in the vault represent St. Severinus in glory and, in the squinches, some Angels. In the nave there are Angels and the Holy SpiritThe Martyrdom of St. Eurosia (invoked against hail). A walnut wood choir stall (18th Century) with the organ is found on the inside façade.

Antonio Burlotti

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

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