San Lorenzo Church

Mortara, Italy

San Lorenzo church was designed and built by Bartolino da Novara between 1375 and 1380. Restorations took place in 1840 and again in 1916.

The unfinished brick facade contains a central rose window and lateral ogival windows, flanked by buttresses that taper into roof spires. Two exterior 15th-century bas-reliefs are above the entry portal. In the pilaster strips are 19th-century copies of depictions of the Saints Albin, Amicus and Amelius found in a 15th-century polyptych by Paolo da Brescia, a work once in the local church St Albin and now conserved in the Sabauda Gallery of Turin.

Inside, in first span on the right there is an anonymous 15th-century fresco representing the Virgin and Child; in the second span, a Virgin between Saints Roch and Sebastian (1524) attributed to Gaudenzio Ferrari. The first chapel houses a panel depicting the Madonna of the Rosary (1578) by Bernardo Lanino; the same author painted a panel is crowned by tablets depicting the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary. The niche is completed by four canvases depicting the Archangel Gabriel and the Virgin of the AnnunciationFlight to Egypt, and Rest of the Holy Family by Giulio Cesare Procaccini, in addition to a canvas of Glory in Paradise attributed to Camillo Procaccini. In the second chapel, above the altar, is the large altarpiece depicting Crucifixion with Saints Ambrosius, Laurentius and Mary the Magdalen, (1610) by Giovanni Battista Crespi.

In the first chapel on the left is a 15th-century Christmas Nativity scene made in wood with about 80 low relief figures by Lorenzo da Mortara. Next to this is a San Carlo in prayer and St Anne with Virgin attributed to Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli.

The second chapel has a fifteenth-century polyptych on a six-parted table, by A. De Mulini.

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Founded: 1375-1380
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Bárbara Zulima Montejo Peña (14 months ago)
Bella
Renato Rosin (3 years ago)
It is one of the most beautiful churches in Lomellina. It is the first thing a tourist visits when he comes to Mortara.
Skanna Di Meana (3 years ago)
Mortara San Lorenzo Cathedral. You can reach it on foot from the train station, 10 minutes.
Mark Rowe (4 years ago)
Nice church
Michele Longo (5 years ago)
The Basilica of San Lorenzo is from the 14th Century. It is one of the most Gothic Iombardi buildings in Lomellina. It has been renovated several times between 800 and 900. It is one of the most authentic testimonies of the civilization-faith in Italy of the fourteenth century. There is a beautiful rose window, its interior consists of three naves. The most important work is the altarpiece by Cerano (1573-1632) depicting the Crucifixion. To visit.
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