Art, Churches and Via Crucis

ART
There are several artists around, including painters, sculptors, writers, musicians and actors, that often hold solo or group exhibitions of paintings, photographs, artefacts and other objects. Amongst them is the local artist LYDIA SILVESTRI, whose works are part of major public and private collections dotted around the globe.
In Livigno, you can find the "MONUMENTO AI CADUTI" (WAR MEMORIAL) built in 1968 (Piazza del Comune) and the "FILO DI ARIANNA" (ARIADNE'S THREAD), where the artist has recreated a real walk through the myth, in which residents and spectators are able to experience firsthand. The various exhibits are displayed next to nodal buildings for the life and development of tourist and cultural activities and along the pedestrian and cycle track


VIA CRUCIS BIBLICA

Livigno Arte chiese e via crucis foto 1 Inaugurated and blessed by His Excellency DIEGO COLETTI in 2009, the new Via Crucis in Livigno follows the pedestrian and cycle track. Fifteen "stages" in total, whose bas-reliefs were created by the valtellinese sculptor G. ABRAM, with the last stop dedicated to the resurrection.


CHURCHES
The construction of the first church dates from about 1300 AD and it is that of SANTA MARIA NASCENTE in the north of the town. In subsequent centuries, the churches S. Antonio, S. Rocco, S. Anna in Trepalle, Addolorata di Florino, Immacolata di Lourdes in Tresenda, Addolorata in Val Federia, Beata Vergine del Caravaggio and Immacolata di Viera were built. Apart from the first, which was later consecrated as the PARISH CHURCH, all the others are small in size but full of small details that make them unique and curious to visit


HOLY MESSES

All days at 7.30 St. Antonio Church
Monday at 18.00 San Rocco Church
Tuesday at 18.00 Santa Maria Church
Wednesday at 18.00 San Rocco Church
Wednesday at 20.00 Trepalle Church
Thursday at 18.00 Santa Maria Church
Friday at 17.00 Trepalle Church
Friday at 20.00 San Rocco Church
Saturday at 18.00 San Rocco Church
Saturday at 20.00 Santa Maria Church
Sunday at 8.00 - 10.30 – 18.00 - 19.30 Santa Maria Church
Sunday at 9.15 – 16.00 San Rocco Church
Sunday at 10.30 Trepalle Church

Addolorata di Federia [+]

Livigno Arte chiese e via crucis Addolorata di FederiaThe precarious conditions of stability led to the reconstruction of this church in a higher position a few years ago. (Blessed in 1984.) Inside, there is a statue of the Risen Christ, as well as prints of the Via Crucis and ex-votos

Livigno
Val Federia
Location: Ostaria

Addolorata di Florin [+]

Livigno Arte chiese e via crucis Addolorata di FlorinImmediately after the church of S. Rocco, on the road leading to the Forcola Pass, you can catch this little church, built between 1837 and 1855. It is made up of the church, sacristy, apse and bell tower. Inside, there is an altar of the Pietà, while an older chapel also contains a fresco with the same theme

Loc. Florin
Location: Forcola

Beata Vergine di Caravaggio [+]

Livigno Arte chiese e via crucis Beata Vergine di CaravaggioThe church, built in 1720, contains a painting of the twentieth century representative of the apparition of the Virgin Mary to a peasant in Caravaggio. There are also 20 ex-votos, the oldest of which dates back to the '700

Via Dala Gesa / Via Ostaria
Location: Ostaria

Cappella della Madonna della Pace [+]

This little chapel has an altar which is surmounted by a statue of the Madonna (1928)

Trepalle
Passo Eira
Location: Trepalle

Immacolata di Lourdes [+]

Built in 1886/7, just 28 years after the appearance in Lourdes, this is one of the first churches in the Valtelline Valley dedicated to the theme. Its architecture differs from other churches due to its higher façade, lower bell tower and oval cross windows. Above the altar is a simple plaster statue of Our Lady of Lourdes

Zona Tresenda
Location: Forcola

Immacolata di Viera [+]

The original church, built in 1848-49, was submerged in the 60s by the artificial lake. A floating model was placed on its waters in memory. At the initiative of Livigno, in 1994-95 it was reconstructed in the original size

Location: Ostaria

Madonna del Soccorso [+]

Livigno Arte chiese e via crucis Madonna del SoccorsoThis church, built in 1864, hosts a statue of the Madonna and Child, purchased in 1951. In the sacristy, there is a painting of Mary and her parents, Anna and Joachim

Trepalle

San Rocco [+]

Livigno Arte chiese e via crucis San RoccoThe church dates back to 1592-1624, while the bell tower was built between 1640 and 1643. The interior of this church still shows the pillars and presbytery. Notable works are the tabernacle of the baptismal font (Pietro Cogoli 1673), Tabernacolo dell'Altare Maggiore (Tabernacle of the High Altar) (built between 1662 and 1669 by Pietro Cogoli) and Altare del S. Crocefisso (Altar of the Holy Cross) (Giovanni Fentel, 1777). The S. Rocco fresco, above the altar, is the work of Torildo Conconi (1958), while the representation of the Trinity above the choir area is said to be the work of Giovangiacomo Novaglia, the probable author of various paintings on the facade. Via Crucis dates back to the 19th century

Via Saroch
Location: Saròch
Tel. +390342996062

Sant'Anna [+]

Livigno Arte chiese e via crucis Sant'AnnaBuilt in 1924, the austere architecture of the church is reminiscent of the Romanesque style: a longitudinal nave, polygonal apse, side buttresses and an internal ceiling matching the pitched roof. The gabled façade has only two windows and a small porch, with a ceramic reproduction of the Madonna and Child by Luca della Robbia, donated in 1960.
On the right hand side there is the bell-tower on a square base with sinuous lines rising up to a beautiful cusp. The interior has a single nave entirely clad in larch wood and the vertical panelling extends to the ceiling right up to the roof ridge. The choir is located at the back of the chancel, partly obscured by an altarpiece and flanked by a column where the tabernacle is situated. The engraved pulpit to the left of the altar has a lacquered finish and is a relic of the original church, whose construction began in 1648 and which was demolished in the early 1900’s.
The altarpiece and the altar were built in 1991 and reproduced in bas-relief by Fulvio Vanini. Significant episodes in the life of Christ are depicted such as the feeding of the 5000 (loaves and fish), the Resurrection of Lazarus, the Annunciation, the Last Supper, the Nativity, the Resurrection, the Assumption of Mary and the feast of All Saints
To the right of the side walls of the nave (starting from the back) there is a large canvas by Cocquio depicting the miracle of the multiplying of the loaves (1961). In the background, there is an illustration of the Trepalle Valley; an altar to the Dead in triptych (neo-Gothic style of Tyrolean origin); the altar of the Sacred Heart; a canvas depicting the Last Supper also by Cocquio (1961). To the left (starting from the back), there is yet another painting by Cocquio portraying Saint Anna and the Virgin Mary; the altar of Saint Antonio Abate in Empire style, with an engraved and lacquered wood finish; the seventeenth century altar of Our Lady of the Rosary; the baptistery with a canvas by Cocquio depicting the Baptism of Jesus (1962). The 14 panels in bas-relief comprising the Stations of the Cross, cast in bronze and dispayed on the buttresses of the side walls, are the work of the sculptor Paul Quattrini

Trepalle
Via dala Corta
Location: Trepalle

Sant'Antonio [+]

Livigno Arte chiese e via crucis Sant'AntonioBuilt in 1924, the austere architecture of the church is reminiscent of the Romanesque style: a longitudinal nave, polygonal apse, side buttresses and an internal ceiling matching the pitched roof. The gabled façade has only two windows and a small porch, with a ceramic reproduction of the Madonna and Child by Luca della Robbia, donated in 1960.
On the right hand side there is the bell-tower on a square base with sinuous lines rising up to a beautiful cusp. The interior has a single nave entirely clad in larch wood and the vertical panelling extends to the ceiling right up to the roof ridge. The choir is located at the back of the chancel, partly obscured by an altarpiece and flanked by a column where the tabernacle is situated. The engraved pulpit to the left of the altar has a lacquered finish and is a relic of the original church, whose construction began in 1648 and which was demolished in the early 1900’s.
The altarpiece and the altar were built in 1991 and reproduced in bas-relief by Fulvio Vanini. Significant episodes in the life of Christ are depicted such as the feeding of the 5000 (loaves and fish), the Resurrection of Lazarus, the Annunciation, the Last Supper, the Nativity, the Resurrection, the Assumption of Mary and the feast of All Saints
To the right of the side walls of the nave (starting from the back) there is a large canvas by Cocquio depicting the miracle of the multiplying of the loaves (1961). In the background, there is an illustration of the Trepalle Valley; an altar to the Dead in triptych (neo-Gothic style of Tyrolean origin); the altar of the Sacred Heart; a canvas depicting the Last Supper also by Cocquio (1961). To the left (starting from the back), there is yet another painting by Cocquio portraying Saint Anna and the Virgin Mary; the altar of Saint Antonio Abate in Empire style, with an engraved and lacquered wood finish; the seventeenth century altar of Our Lady of the Rosary; the baptistery with a canvas by Cocquio depicting the Baptism of Jesus (1962). The 14 panels in bas-relief comprising the Stations of the Cross, cast in bronze and dispayed on the buttresses of the side walls, are the work of the sculptor Paul Quattrini

Trepalle
Via dala Corta
Location: Trepalle

Santa Maria Nascente [+]

Livigno Arte chiese e via crucis Santa Maria NascenteThe present church dates back to 1884-87 and replaces the original 15th century building, which was remodelled several times. To the south of the choir area, there is the bell tower of even more ancient construction. The interior is complete with pillars and presbytery, where the main altar stands, with scenes from the life of Our Lady, a work by Giorgio Staina in 1709.

Side altars: the first two chapels are host to the altar of the Rosary (right) and the altar of the Madonna del Carmine on the left. The middle chapels are home to the Altar of Death to the left and St. Francis of Assisi to the right. The last two altars are dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes (right) and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The pulpit features the statues of the four evangelists and a hand holding a crucifix. The ceiling of the church was painted by Luigi Tagliaferri. The Triumph of the Eucharist can be admired in the apse. In the first and third bay of the nave, we find the Coronation and the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary respectively. Panels with scenes from the life of Mary (1955/75) are inserted into the wooden panelling of the walls, above which there is Via Crucis which dates back to 1961.

Also note the baptismal font (from late '600)

The Oratory of the Holy Rosary:
As early as 1677 there were reports of this building, which was later expanded in 1898. The altar displays a statue of the Madonna and Child. Via Crucis is composed of prints of Spanish origin from the 17th century. A banner with a picture of the Madonna is also kept here.

Via Dala Gesa 357
Location: Comunìn Pemont
Tel. +390342996025