Piazza(square) della Congrega

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I am found along Crocifisso street, on a light slope, in the same place as the ancient main church dedicated to San Cassiano. Its description is found in the pastoral visit of 1522 and in those of the first half of the 17th century, where its indicated as an ancient place...

I am found along Crocifisso street, on a light slope, in the same place as the ancient main church dedicated to San Cassiano. Its description is found in the pastoral visit of 1522 and in those of the first half of the 17th century, where its indicated as an ancient place, big, and with three aisles with alters and stone sits. During the 17th century the church lost its title as ‘Main Church’, gradually passing to that of San Leonardo, found in a central point of the town centre.
It was considered an ancient place of medieval cult, even though its exact date of construction is not known, and towards the beginning of the 17th century the Church presented a bad state caused by the damaged roof. It seems to have been restored taking the appellation of “Crucifix”.
It was later on rebuilt on the same site or nearby and dedicated to Our Lady of consumption, to whom the local Fraternity is tied to.
A project for urban restoration of the square, approved in September 2006, allowed the pavement resurfacement and reconfiguration of the area.
I was inserted in a participatory research laboratory, involving the towns people in a course of history and memory researching the meaning of the place, involving themselves in a decision-making and creative process, by a work that has interested the municipal administration, old people and the elementary school children.

Latitudine 40° 3'20.90"N
Longitudine 18°20'8.35"E

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