Pognana Lario - Chiesa di San Rocco (Church of San Rocco)

Pognana Lario - Chiesa di San Rocco (Church of San Rocco)

  • Telephone: 031.377738
  • Address: Via Pozzo, 1 Pognana Lario (CO)

The base of the magnificent bell tower of San Rocco parish church bears witness to its Romanesque origins. Originally dedicated to the Holy Trinity, the imposing facade was built in the 18th century. The dome is of notable artistic value, frescoed in the late 15th century by the local artist Bartolomeo de Benzi, who also enriched the decoration of Santa Maria di Vico in Nesso. Benzi painted the four Doctors of the Church (San Gerolamo, Sant’Agostino, Sant’Ambrogio e San Gregorio Magno) with medallions of the Prophets and the symbols of the Evangelists, as was the fashion in the 15th century. In 1965 these works were brought back to their original splendour during an important restoration project. From the parvis there is a magnificent unbroken view of the lake.



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