Chiesa di San Defendente, Laveno-Mombello

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  • Built in 847 AD! They burnt a witch in. 1600 here. Romanesque with a magnificent belfry. Still used for masses and concerts  more »
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  • Villa Garini, fabulous location on Lake maggiore. Great catering Ruzzenenti and owners really helpful and professional. For any event
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  • It is the oldest place of worship in the municipality, mentioned already in a document of 846. The central body is of archaic structure with a hut facade, a single aisle and triumphal arch to the division of the presbytery; 11th-century Romanesque bell tower. In the absidal catino frescoes of the 500. Originally dedicated to the saints Nazaro and Celso. The ancient Romanesque building has been profoundly transformed. The hut facade, where there is a niche with remains of fresco depicting St. Defendente, has been completely plastered and flanked by a mortuary chapel, the openings are all modern. The southern side of the church covers the rustic, undecorated walls built from different materials drowned in mortar and with a low but sturdy but sturdy but sturdy but trespass and two large restored windows and a door. The northern side, also with rustic wall and no ornaments, has only one window in the presbytery. The apse is small and completely devoid of decorations and openings, characters that testify to its archaicness. The bell tower has a smooth and well-finished cane with the most regular stones arranged by reinforcement at the corners, has cover in beola slabs and is crowned by an unusual lantern. The western side has at the base the entrance with an all-round arch, two narrow slits and a forklift with a column on a tuff crutch capital. Only on the southern side there is at the bottom a mirror opened by a narrow slit and crowned by two narrow bows leaning against a simple pointed mensolan. These features allow its construction to be attributed to the 11th century and they share it with the nearby bell tower of the church of Saints Primo and Feliciano in Readuno. The interior, remade in later eras, is two spans covered by vaults.
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