The Santa Maria della Presentazione Church is the most famous church in Vignanello. Its main attraction is a painting by Annibale Carracci.
Santa Maria della Presentazione Church Vignanello
Address and opening hours
The address of the Chiesa Collegiata di Santa Maria della Presentazione is Corso Giacomo Matteotti – 01039 Vignanello. Opening hours: Unknown.
History and description
The Santa Maria della Presentazione Church was built in 1723. Previously, another church was located on this spot. The church was commissioned by Francesco Maria Ruspali. The architect was Giovan Battista Contini, although a second architect, Giovan Battista Gazzale, was responsible for the actual work.
In 1725 the church was consecrated by Pope Benedetto XIII.
The facade is built in a Tuscan style. The interior consists of a single nave.
What to see
In the apse you can see a “Glory of the Angels” made of gilded plaster, containing a “Madonna and Child” painted by Annibale Carracci.
A panel painted by Giovan Francesco D’Avanzarano (nicknamed il Fantastico) with the “Praying Madonna” on one side and “Christ Seated on the Clouds” on the other.