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Cepina: photos, description (Cepina)

Cepina is the most populous village ski resort Valdisotto. It is located on the banks of the river Adda and on the hillside adjacent to other villages - Pedemonte, Pozzallo, Valsapena. For tourists there are many modern hotels and apartments.

Proximity Chainy stands out the crypt and the parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta. First known for its very elegant wrought iron fence, dated to the 8th century, is one of the most outstanding works of art in the whole of Alta Valtellina. The authors of this fence is traditionally considered Colturi Carlo and Giacomo De Gasperi, however, recent archival discoveries made by the parish priest, suggests that the masterpiece was Giuseppe Pini, and Culture and De Gasperi were his assistants. Fence with slim iron ornament located between the round arches facing the four small stone pillars made by the sculptors Giacomo and Filippo Schenna Bracci. Other valuable works that adorn the crypt, is a fresco on the façade walls and internal arches. They were made in the 18th century by the master of Ligari, Valdani, Alessandro and Tommaso Billy. Inside the crypt is a marble ark of the 6th century and the bowl of Holy water. Gargoyle, hanging down from the parapet, are of particular interest - they were made after the fence and depict traditional motifs of dragons and fantastic creatures.

Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta located near the cemetery and crypt of the 18th century. It was built in the 14th century, but over the past century, was rebuilt several times. The present building was erected in 1856, the year. Above the main entrance you can see a fresco of the late 15th-century work of Giovannino da sondalo - it depicts the saints of Gervasi and Protasi, and in the center on the arch of the Holy Trinity. Another ancient fresco is located on the southern facade of the Church is the Madonna and child with saints. Besides, the facade is adjacent to a staircase leading to cloister.

Inside, the walls of the Church were also discovered fragments of frescoes from the 15th and 16th centuries. Preserved beautiful wooden altarpiece of the 5th century. Also inside you can see the statue of the Madonna and child and statues of saints, Nativity scene, another wooden altarpiece of the 6th century and paintings by Marnie 17th century depicting saints and angels.