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G@tto: On SALE in South Sardinia

July 07, 2010

There is a Baroque Basilica on La Pigna hill...

You already know La Pigna hill in Sanremo...
[otherwise, click on post's title]

... so let's go up the hill, one more time, to complete the
of this lovely place, crowned by the Sanctuary 'Nostra
Signora della Costa'.

Tradition says that the first church was built in 1361, the year which marked the end
of the Doria family domination over Sanremo and the autonomy of the town from
the Republic of Genoa.
The present church was built in 1630 on the site of the previous

The white and black cobblestone flooring of the church-square, extending on the
tree-lined avenue,
date back to the seventeenth century, was recently renovated
and is in itself a work of art.

When one goes on the top of the hill, the eye is immediately drawn to the views of the
the numerous boats and the lush vegetation to be then lost far away on the skyline.

[Reflections on the sea are misleading, all panoramic pictures were taken just on arrival].

Let's step inside the church, now...

This XVII century building which has represented over the centuries a sure reference
point for seafarers approaching the city, preserves in its interior (sumptuously decorated
with marble and stucco works) a number of wooden statues by Anton Maria Maragliano,
paintings by Domenico Fiasella, Giulio Cesare Procaccini, Bartolomeo Guidobono.

In a dominating position over the high altar is the painting
known as the 'Madonna col Bambino'
attributed to Nicolò da Voltri.

[Read more on Sanremo on SanRemoGuide].

The dome frescoes, by Giacomo Boni.



Trotter said...

Hi G@tto! This is a peerfect post!! Great! Next time I'll head to San Remo too...

Meanwhile, as I’m in the office, Blogtrotter Two is on the beach... Enjoy and have a great week!

Francesca Romana ALEGI said...

These pictures are yours? Nice, very nice, never been there (both Liguria and Sanremo), geat!;)

[G@ttoGiallo] said...

@ both of you > don't miss the Pigna hill visit !!!

PS: pics credit > G@tto.

AnaVar said...

Beautiful! I love the view! I was in San Remo long time ago and I guess I missed that :(

Peter Olson said...

Yes, all this is beautiful!! Thanks for your recommendation on FB, but this time I will be further south, flying to (and back from) Rome! :-)

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