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SAN GIORGIO AND THE DRAGON CHURCH

Description

The romanesque style parish church was built in the 12th century using a local golden-greystone. Over the entrance portal there is a precious sandstone lunette describing the epic fight between Saint George and the dragon.The church has a quadrangular campanile with two-mullioned windows, while inside there are 15th century frescoes and other stone artifacts. Among the frescoes, in the apse one representing the saint fighting against the dragon is well visible. The composition develops upon two levels: in the lower part the dragon,in the upper part the saint wearing an armour, on horseback, while facing the monster. According to recent research this work, by an anonimous local master, might be stylistically associated to Castell'Arquato Master, author of the famous polyptych preserved in the Collegiate Church Museum. Another comparison may by made with the Crucifixion, badly preserved, painted on a square on the church left wall. In this painting Christ's position, Saint John's physiognomy and the mantle folds have a slight correspondent in the polyptych figures. Also remarkable, the Virgin crowning in the Apse and Santi Cosma and Damiano paintings, next to the Crucifixion.The two twin doctors are portrayed with their typical professional tools: surgery instruments.

Telephone
+39.0523.895194 (Parrocchia di Vigoleno)
Weekday
From 9.30 am to 6.00 pm
Holiday time
From 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
Closed
Always open
Entrance fee
Free admission
How to get there

Right in the village centre, a few steps from the square. Parking nearby, in the square opposite the entrance to the village. Not easily accessible to the disabled due to stone paving .

Information Office
Last update
Friday, 21 June 2019
News and information edited by the Tourist Information Office of the Municipalities of Bobbio, Borgonovo V.T., Castell'Arquato, Piacenza and Vigolzone