Regione Piemonte

Church of S. Giulio

Address: Frazione San Giulio, 14015 San Damiano d'Asti AT, Italia

About three kilometers from the town, along the provincial road to Villanova, lies the small church of S. Giulio in the homonymous hamlet. It is a Romanesque building completely rebuilt in the early nineteenth century, except the bell tower, from the Provost of the cathedral of Asti, which was in San Giulio prebend.

The façade, as De Canis recalled, was erected by taking inspiration from the “German” style of the Duomo, revealing, on the part of the client, a personal taste more than ever updated.

The interior, although simple and essential in its rather recent furnishings, preserves a truly unique work of art for the Asti area: it is the precious marble statue of the Holy Virgin with the Child in her arms, perhaps performed, according to recent studies, between the end of the thirteenth century and the beginning of the fourteenth century for the Chapel of the Beata Vergine of the Asti Duomo.


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The Romanesque in the province of Asti