On the occasion of the unveiling of the Baptismal Basin of the old Brognoligo Church, we are pleased to invite you on Thursday, April 9 from 7 p.m. at the Brognoligo Parish Center Auditorium.
An evening curated by Professor Massimiliano Bertolazzi on the history and monuments of our area and in particular of the hamlet of Brognoligo to which the Tessari family is linked.
We have summarized below some historical background regarding the churches in our country.
The parish church in Brognoligo is dedicated to St. Stephen, was begun in 1838 and completed in 1841.
Here there is an altar with ciborium and tempietto in Baroque style, while on either side of the chancel are two paintings from the 1700s: “The Adoration of the Shepherds” a work dated 1690 by painter Bartolomeo Cittadella and “Escape to Egypt” a work from the early 1700s by painter Antonio De’ Pieri known as lo Zoppo, the leading Vicenza artist of the 1700s.
The Romanesque remains of the small church overlooking the village, of which part of the presbytery with the apse and the beautiful fresco in the main nave, depicting the Annunciation and dating from the 16th century, appear to be of considerable interest. There are also frescoes from the 14th century. The 14th-century bell tower has elegant mullioned windows in the belfry area with a spire and cone internally made of terracotta.