MONTECHIARO D’ASTI

Chiesa di Santa Maria di Pisenzana

The ancient rural church of Santa Maria Assunta, isolated on a hillside one kilometre from the centre of Montechiaro, is mentioned in a document from as far back as 905. In this document Pope Sergius III confirmed the donation of this church, as well as all of the churches under its jurisdiction, to the chapter of the Cathedral of Asti.

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Church of San Nazario and Celso

In the palaces and medieval towers of Asti we can often find chromatic decorative motifs, realised by alternating brick and sandstone blocks – a technique frequently used in the decoration of the Romanesque churches in the surrounding countryside.

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