St. Andrew’s church
St. Andrew’s church Map
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The building of the church of St. Andrew has an unusual story. Initially the structure of the church was actually facing in the opposite direction to what we see today. For strategic reasons the urban plan of the town placed via Miretti as the main road since it passed in front of the town hall, and the original entrance to the church was here. However, due to the fact that it was too near to the defensive walls of the town and the construction of the arco di trionfo in honour of Carlo Emanuele I, the urban plan was changed; what is now Via sant’Andrea was created, along with the neighbourhood associated with the nobility, making it necessary to turn the church around. The new façade was created where the apse used to be and the old facade was turned into the new apse. This is why there is a bell tower on the façade rather than at the back of the church.
The first records of the Church date back to the twelfth century, but it has undergone many restoration and renovation schemes, the most recent being in 2008 when the whole of the inner floor was renovated. The church is certainly striking for its majesty, in the form of a Latin cross with five naves.