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Bianzè

Its square plant and the moat signal the ancient walls and the ramparts.

During the XVIII century there were as many as fourteen churches in Bianzè. Amongst them, the parish church is very ancient and precious and it is dedicated to Saint Eusebius, bishop of Vercelli. It is built in the Gothic style and it was modified several times. The inside is divided into three naves with three altars made of precious marbles. Also the late Romanic bell tower is noteworthy.

In the parish there are several art works; the restored Madonna del Suffragio and two Saint bishops by Ottaviano Cane, fourteen paintings on wood by Defendente Ferrari which represents Saint Gothard, Saint Martin, Saint Agatha and Saint’Apollonia. It is nearly certain that these were the protecting panels of the big Polyptich of Bianze, which is now kept in the Borgogna Museum of Vercelli. There are also a triptych attributed to the school of Giovennone, representing the Virgin and Child, Saint Bernardino and another character, coming from the Madonna di Tabbi, and a cryptic coming from the "Misericordia” of Defendente Ferrari, representing the Pietà, Saint Anthony and Saint Lucy.

Not far there is the church of Saint Maria dei Tabbi: inside it has seven beautiful altars from the XVII- XVIII centuries and also two paintings which are supposed to have been done by the school of Bernardino Lanino and representing Saint Bernarndino and the Deposition.

It is also worth visiting the church of the Holy Trinity Brotherhoodand the church of the Virgin’s Nativity, now Brotherhood of Mercy, the interior of which is characterized by three precious altars.


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