Theme ART AND CULTURE
parish church of Santa Maria Assunta - serramazzoni
Situated in the Municipality of Serramazzoni, the parish church of Santa Maria Assunta near Rocca Santa Maria is one of the oldest and most beautiful of its kind in the mountains of Modena
Built between the eighth and ninth century, it was donated to the bishop of Modena by Matilda of Canossa in 1108. The building, in the form of a basilica, rises on a limestone outcrop and is constructed from local sandstone.
The view is quite stunning. Inside it is split into three naves, divided by generous pointed arches which rest on four imposing columns and semi-columns. The capitals, differing in shape and ornamental composition and vigorously sculpted, are considered amongst the most beautiful in North Italy.