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Guercino The Crucifixion (1624-25) Basilica della Ghiara

In the Church Basilica B.V. della Ghiara is the big altarpiece made by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, also known as Guercino (1591-1666).
Reggio Emilia - Crocifissione del Guercino - Painting by Guercino

Corso Garibaldi

42121 Reggio nell'Emilia


It depicts the dying Christ Crucified comforted by the Angel with, at the foot of the cross, Our Lady of Sorrows and the Saints Mary Magdalene, Prospero and St. John the Evangelist. It is situated in the town altar chapel that was built at Reggio Emilia Town Council's expense, whose coat of arms dominates at the top of the altarpiece; in the altarpiece itself, by the sides of the big picture, are two monochrome paintings, depicting the Resurrection and the Ascension, that were reportedly made by Giovanni Savi.

How to get there:
The Santuary is in the town centre.
From the car park in Via Cecati: by bus, on foot, take Panciroli St. (ex via della Vite) , from "Piazzale Fiume", and at the end of this road turn left at the crossroads with Corso Garibaldi; the Basilica is about 100 m on the left.