The sacred building was originally built in the seventeenth century upon the initiative of the villagers and Father Giuliano Montanaro, as part of the renewed fervour of devotion towards the Franciscan Saint, Anthony of Padua.
La caratteristica sede cultuale sorge in un sito fra le attuali località Gabutto e Bricchi, sull’incrocio dell’odierno itinerario stradale Sinio – Montelupo Albese con quello proveniente dalla località Morenghi.
The chapel of St. Sebastiano was originally located outside the known “porta soprana” (no longer existing city gate) from which you entered the “villa”, the ancient village surrounded by walls.
The origin of this settlement, today with its country chapel and farm with the same name is quite ancient.
It’s quite probable that Montelupo’s old parish, whose facade runs parallel to via Umberto I which divides the city in two (a few steps further down the current parish), was built while the thirteenth century village was being built. It may well be that this church was initially a simple oratory that slowly became larger […]
The new Maria Vergine Assunta Parish faces perpendicular to the road that crosses the town and the facade of the ancient Santa Maria parish.
The Mystical Marriage of Saint Catherine from Alexandria is housed in the chapel of the Madonna, which dates back to the early sixteenth century; a work of art probably painted by Macrino d’Alba.
The baroque style Santa Maria Maddalena church is located along the central Via Vittorio Emanuele, the main road of the city of Alba and is linked to the figure of Margherita of Savoy who went to Alba in 1421 to lead a monastic life.
The bell tower of La Morra was built between 1709 and 1711 based on a design by engineer Cocito from Neive in the historic city center, next to the belvedere, which offers a unique view of the surrounding hills.
Somano – We suggest you to visit the beautiful church of san Donato, on the top of the little hill. You will arrive there after having walked past the fraternity of the Disciplinati, the medieval part of the town and the typical litthe chapel behind the parish church. After a short walk you will arrive […]
Built in the XIV century with local sandstone, it has a three-nave structure, with two strone, unique round columns, and was surely one of the biggest churches around. The inside was decorated with a series od frescos, painted in different times.
The parish church of saint Annunziata has an impressive late-romanic internal structure, and so does the majestic bell tower, built in the same period.
Montà – One of the most interesting places is the sanctuary of the Piloni, on the road to S. Stefano Roero. From the romanic stone church there are fifteen chapels, representing the stops on the Via Crucis.
Levice – Built on the road to the Bormida valley, on the crossroad with the one leading to Bergolo and Prunetto, this church dedicated to san Rocco was probably built in the late medieval period.
Cortemilia – Near the Uzzone river, in a wonderful place surrounded by silence and vineyards, there’s the little romanic church of Saint Mary. It’s believed that in this building, built in the XI-XIII century and later modified, spent some time Saint Francis, going from Savona to Asti.