Cappella dei Tre Re

Ivrea, Italy

The Chapel of the Three Kings (Capella dei Tre Re) is a Roman Catholic religious building located on Viale Monte Stella, atop the mountain of the same name, in the town of Ivrea. The chapel is dedicated to the three magi who attended the Nativity of Jesus.

Originally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary della Stella, a building was putatively sited here in 1220 after a visit from St Francis of Assisi. The church we see today dates from the second half of the 17th century. Traces of the Romanesque-style structure remain. The chapel once housed a late-15th-century sculptural group depicting the Adoration of the Magi, which is now housed in the Museo Civico Pier Alessandro Garda e del Canavese.

The interior walls show Renaissance frescoes that decorated the side altars, on the left wall of the nave: a triptych depicting the Madonna and Child and Saints Joseph, Roch, and Sebastian by followers of Spanzotti.



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Founded: 17th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Teklai Ezghihaye (2 years ago)
So superb scenery of Ivrea 360°!!! A real place to feel the connection with your creator!!!
Ebe Navarini #rispettoperledonne (3 years ago)
Via crucis on the small promontory near the Foro Boario in Ivrea. Walk through vegetation and prestigious building complexes. The stages of the route marked by chapels with small sculptural groups in terracotta and sculpted marble slabs. On the top of the hill, at the end of the paved path, there is a small church, probably built on a pre-existing temple dedicated to Venus, surrounded by vegetation. At one time it seems it was possible to reach the countryside lake directly with a path that is currently not practicable. Place of peace and meditation.
Paolo Ratto (3 years ago)
Not prestigious architecture and a cold asphalted square surrounding it used as a parking lot. Nice walk to get there.
Marco Brevi (3 years ago)
I used to come here when I was a child with my Grand Pa looking at the "presepio" right on the side of the church ...unfortunately seems like has been closed. love the scenery around but the cave should be open up again
Carlo Raso (8 years ago)
The Monte Stella di Ivrea sanctuary is one of the places of historical and artistic interest in the Piedmontese town. A few steps away from the crowded market square of the fruit and vegetable market, the stations of a nineteenth-century Via Crucis that climb up to the sanctuary of the Madonna della Stella, better known to the Eporedians as a sanctuary of Monte Stella. The sanctuary was built in 1627 to bear witness to the special devotion expressed towards the "Black Madonna" of Oropa. Today only the bell tower and a wall adjacent to the present church remain of this seventeenth-century building, on which the remains of a frescoed lunette can be seen. Continuing beyond the sanctuary of Monte Stella, in a suggestive panoramic place, we reach the Chapel of the Three Kings, a pilgrimage destination that takes place on the day of the Epiphany and a plenary indulgence for the faithful. The ancient rite of the procession and the offering of the candles to the chapel, has been, in recent times, incorporated in the celebrations of the historic carnival of Ivrea, which every year has its start precisely on the day of the Epiphany. The chapel, with its Romanesque architecture, is extremely sober.
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