Thursday, May 7, 2015

San Massimo Church

The church of Saint Maximus, dedicated to the first bishop of Turin, is a Catholic place of worship that is located in the center of Turin, via San Massimo corner of Via Mazzini, not far from Corso Vittorio Emanuele II.The church, close to the Cavour and Balbo Gardens, was built in the late neoclassical style between 1845 and 1853 by Giuseppe Leoni and Carlo Sada at the urging of the inhabitants of the new district.

The neoclassical facade exposes a Corinthian tetrastyle portico with marble statues of the Four Evangelists. 

Inside, in the baptistery built by Cesare Reduzzi, the altarpiece of the Nativity of the Virgin Legnanino (1707). Apse fresco by Francesco Gonin (1853) depicting San Massimo reciting to the people in the Cathedral of Turin. The Pietà, in the chapel of St. Jude Thaddeus is the work of sculptor Ligurian Salvatore Revelli (1816-1859).

The imposing dome was painted by Paolo Emilio Morgari.

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

A gloriously beautiful sanctuary!