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SANTA MARGHERITA CHURCH

Via S.Eufemia, 12
Description
Its the only church in Piacenza whose foundations have been brought back to light. The façade is in Borromini's baroque style, i.e. a little concave in the centre, while inside its characterized by stuccoed side chapels, barrel vaults and a frescoed sanctuary. Its most remarkable aspect is that the lower building layers are oucropping in the area around the entrance: 13th century firebrick column bases and foundations made of Roman time large bricks. Another astonishing aspect is the ancient temple located under the presbitery and previous to the year 1000; this was probably the early-Christian church dedicated to Santa Liberata. The church is now hosting the auditorium of Fondazione della Cassa di Risparmio.
Opening times
May be visited upon reservation
Entrance fee
Free admission
Information Office
Last update
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
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