Dossena Archpriestal Church


Dossena is one of the most ancient localities of the Brembana Valley, the same way as its church, which was the first baptismal church of the Brembo territory.

Today, there is nothing left of the early church, in fact, the one that exists today has been set in the 18th century.

The Arcipresbiterale Church of Dossena is comparable to a gallery by number of artworks that conserves, such as Martyrdom by S. John Baptist and S. Rocco with two Saints, by Paolo Veronese (XVI century), Polyptych of Jesus` Baptism (uncertain attribution to Palma il Vecchio, Francesco Rizzo from Santa Croce or followers) and paintings of Carlo Ceresa and Pieter Paul Rubens, to name just a few.

The importance of artistic heritage is underlined by an epigraph that reminds how people from Dossena, despite famine and pestilence, have always been protecting it and preserving it.
 

The square and the porch of the Arcipresbiterale Church of Dossena
The square and the porch of the Arcipresbiterale Church of Dossena

 
Interno della chiesa arcipresbiterale di Dossena
Interno della chiesa arcipresbiterale di Dossena

 
Coro ligneo del 1860
Coro ligneo del 1860

 
Pala di Paolo Veronese, "Decollazione di San Giovanni Battista", 1575
Pala di Paolo Veronese, “Decollazione di San Giovanni Battista”, 1575

 
Polittico di Francesco Rizzo da Santacroce (XVI secolo)
Polittico di Francesco Rizzo da Santacroce (XVI secolo)

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