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Santa Maria di Viatosto

Open to the public 

Monday - Sunday 9am - 12.30pm/3pm - 7pm
Holy Mass at 6.30 pm from Monday to Saturday. At 11.50am on Sundays. The Holy Mass from Monday to Saturday is not celebrated reguilarly, please do check before.

Address 
Località Viatosto 33, Asti (AT)
Telephone 
+39 0141 419908
Guided tours 
no
Educational Activities 
no

The present church is the rebuilt version of the 1300s Romanesque church of Santa Maria di Riparupta (11th century). Internally the three naves have the crossed ceiling, which is supported by columns with sculptured capitals in sandstone. Recent restoration has brought to light some beautiful frescoes from the 13th to 16th century featuring the Madonna feeding the baby (the church was probably the place for female devotion and for requesting grace in birthgiving and breastfeeding). Among the many works of art is a wood Madonna and a sculpture in sandstone decorated in the 1400s. The church square is an excellent viewpoint over the town and hills.