Santi Primo e Feliciano Church

Pavia, Italy

Santi Primo e Feliciano church at the site is documented since the 12th century. It belonged to a college of canons regular who in 1354, became members of the Congregation of Servants of Mary, and so remained till the 18th century. The convent was suppressed in 1810.

The original structure had three naves, but in the 15th century an additional nave was added. In the 16th century, the church was reduced to a single nave, with demolition of the prior apse. The facade was restored in 1940.

The first chapel on the right has a Virgin and child with Blessed Bertoni and St John the Baptist (1498) by Agostino da Vaprio. The superior lunette has a fresco depicting God the Father. The transept has a large canvas depicting the Martyrdom of St Lawrence by Marcantonio Pellini (1664-1760). The presbytery has two lateral frescoes depicting the Life of Saints Primo and Feliciano (1860) by Bardotti. They depict The Trial of the Saints on the left, and Martyrdom of the Saints, on the right. The first chapel on the left has a Crucifixion with St Pellegrino by Sabbadini.



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Via Langosco 8, Pavia, Italy
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Kai Amelung (3 months ago)
A very beautiful church that initially appears very inconspicuous from the outside. Inside it is very magnificent and has furnishings in the Baroque and Classicist styles. The floor in front of the choir room is well worth seeing.
Massimiliano Diani (2 years ago)
The church of Santi Primo e Feliciano was built around the second half of the 12th century near the remains of Roman buildings: the excavations carried out between 2008 and 2009 in the courtyard of the church have brought to light the remains of structures and tombs from the Late Antiquity . Raised to the rank of parish around 1230, it was officiated by a collegiate church of canons who, in 1354, entered the Congregation of the servants of Mary, to which the church belonged until 1810 [3], so much so that, still in 1769, it was officiated by ten priests and four clerics. In 1805 the parish was suppressed, but in 1828 it was restored by government decree. The Romanesque church had three naves, with, similarly to other Romanesque churches in Pavia, such as San Teodoro, lantern, dome and transept, but in the fifteenth century another nave was added to the right aisle in Gothic style. However, in the second half of the sixteenth century the church was subjected to radical renovations. The interior was reduced to a single large nave and the lantern tower and the Romanesque apse were demolished. The original 12th century facade remained unaltered.
Guja Maria Janniello (3 years ago)
Beautiful church which, during Christmas, hosts a beautiful nativity scene It is located in the historic center of Pavia. It deserves to be visited.
Marco Ruggerl (3 years ago)
Excellent oratory with a really well organized GREST.
Gabriela Agus Terzi (3 years ago)
On April 26th a prayer vigil was held in memory of the migrants who died at sea, organized by the Community of Sant'Egidio with a lot of participation of people.In this Church we often meet for moments of heartfelt solidarity and sharing reflections and / or Prayers. And if you want you can then chat outside, in the small square with benches and leafy trees ... ???
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