The Faccanoni Mausoleum
The mausoleum is a grand and monumental tomb that the Faccanoni family had constructed in 1907 within the cemetery walls of the town of Sarnico. Built next to the hill, it was constructed using only local materials: Sarizzo from Val Seriana for the baseboards; Ceppo di Brembate for the body of the work; Sarnico stone for the flights of steps; Wrought iron and bronze for the entrance gate to the crypt. The mausoleum was designed to be a spectacular backdrop for the entire cemetery, thanks to a combination of theatrical effects (flights of steps and pyramidal structure) and materials with varying luministic yields. Christian religious symbols, normally inserted in this type of construction, are virtually nonexistent: the cross disappears in a triumph of putti and only on the entrance gate to the crypt does the visitor notice it. The Faccanoni family mausoleum is one of the five architectural works in Art Nouveau style in the town of Sarnico.