St. Augustine's Church
St. Augustine's Church


It is massive brick structure built in the 14th century and located where the snall Church of St. Mary Magdalen once stood. The Baroque style of the present of many changes undergone by the church over the centuries. On the outer side looking onto Piazza Forlini allows you can admire some details of the fourteenth - century church, such as the arch friezes of Romanesque - Gothic style. The dome is octagonal while the bell tower in the rear side is of Byzantine style. Still visible today is the quadrilateral cloister - garth from the sixteenth century, closed by a parapet of octagonal columns with stone capitals in the middle of which there is a well. The cloister - garth can be entered both through the church and an outer door, since the upper rooms are used as classrooms. The main fašade is enriched with a monumental bronze portal by local sculptor Aldo Sergiacomi dating back to 1994, which describes the donation of Longini D'Azzone and the story of the Eucharistic Miracle, besides portaying several saints. The interior of the church has a single nave, a Latin - cross plan and is particulary rich in golden capitals. The side host several niches containing statues of the Augustinian Saints and several altars embellished by laluable canvasses. The high marble altar and the via crucis sited on the side walls are by sculptor Aldo Sergiacomi. Behind the high altar there is the eighteenth - century choir consisting in two rows of seats by the so called "Master of the Choirs".
The Chapel of the Eucharistic Miracle can be entered from here.