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Church of S. Andrea Apostolo

The construction of an oratory dedicated to the Apostle St. Andrew may be attributable to the Lombards.

Address and contacts

Canonica, 3 - 42024 Castelnovo di Sotto
+39 0522 682907
Sant'Andrea Parish church

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How to get there

See the indication to reach Castelnovo di Sotto

Historical notes

According to some historians, Adalberto Canossa, Lord of Castelnovo, ordered the original church to be demolished in order to replace it with a bigger one.
His successor, Teodaldo, subsequently raised it to the status of a parish church. In 1631, thanks to a request by the parish priest, the Pope granted the church the status of a Rural Deanery, whereupon it was separated from the district of Campegine. Demolition works on the old church started in 1650, in order to build a new and bigger temple of worship on the same site. The 1832 earthquake caused the collapse of the attic, which was subsequently reconstructed together with the façade. While the church has no architecturally significant features, it reflects the architectural canons of minor religious buildings in the 18th century.