Church of San Mamette

The hill above the village of Oltrona was home to a votive chapel as early as the 10th-11th centuries. The first references to the construction of a real church, however, date back to the 13th century and are found in the chronicle of Goffredo da Bussero, who refers to the church dedicated to the Santissimo Salvatore and a secondary altar dedicated to San Mamette. During the 15th century, the church depended directly on the Benedictine abbot of Lurate Caccivio (a feud of the Milanese abbey of San Simpliciano) and became a place of hermitage and burial for the monks. Chronicles from the 16th century, written during pastoral visits by episcopal vicars and cardinals of Milan, tell of the structure's state of neglect and abandonment, which came to an end in the early 20th century with the first restoration works and the construction of the bell tower. Between 1960 and 1967 the structure was completely rebuilt and took on the characteristics that can be seen today.

Municipality: Oltrona di San Mamette (CO) Region: Lombardy
(43519)Church of San Mamette
Church of San Mamette
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