Parish Church of the Beata Vergine Assunta – Mergozzo

The Parish Church in Mergozzo, dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption, was inaugurated long ago in 1610 and stands on the site of a pre-existing Romanesque church, as attested by a document dating from 1133.
The bell tower still has totally Romanesque characteristics in the lower part: the upper part was added in 1661, to reach the current height of 38 metres. On the exterior, the parvis, restored in 1786, is enclosed by two granite balustrades on each side of the wide steps. The façade of the church is dominated by a statue of the Virgin Mary, flanked by two angels.
The interior of the church has a nave and two side aisles divided by six columns in Serizzo stone supporting a ceiling with ribbed vaults frescoed with floral motifs.
In 1821, the thirteen chapels of the Via Crucis were built and frescoed by Giovan Battista Ronchelli, a painter from Varese. Between 2002 and 2005, structural restoration work was done, bringing back to light the 18th century colours of the pastel tones of grey-blue, ochre and light green that previous restorations had greatly modified.

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IAT di Mergozzo
Corso Roma, 20
28802 Mergozzo (VB)
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