The Church of Sant’Andrea in Venzone

The church with the perfectly preserved mummies

The Church of Sant’Andrea in Venzone during the #italiagrandsketchingtour.

The first stop of the day is Venzone, a town that I knew because of the Festival of the Pumpkins, but that I never managed to visit before. The town has won the award couple of years ago as the most beautiful Italian village, and I can understand why. The small historical center is surrounded by walls and everything is perfectly preserved, also because most of the town was rebuilt and restored after the earthquake of 1976 recreating the original aspect of the town.

After a tour in the sunny streets I went to visit the Church of Sant’Andrea. A first testimony of the presence of a church in this area is from the 6th Century. Later the town grew and a bigger church was built in the 13th Century by the same architects and workers that made the Cathedral of Gemona. This church is also very majestic and beautiful, and very rich of history. 

An interesting note is connected to the mummies that are visible in the baptistery. During the 16th Century while working in the area several corpses were found. The mummies are perfectly conserved because of the composition of the soil and because of a fungus that absorbs water, and they have been a great source of historical information on the life in the area in the Middle Ages. And an interesting piece of history to see.

Painting of The Church of Sant’Andrea in Venzone

Title of the painting ‘The Church of Sant’Andrea in Venzone’

This is a painting from the Italia Grand Sketching Tour Collection, a series of original ink and watercolor paintings done on location during my tour to discovery the  marvelous Italian heritage. All paintings are also available as numbered and originally signed prints.

The painting is also featured in the book about my motorbike Italian tour. By acquiring this work you will get to know better Italy also thanks to a personalized story about this place that I will include in the package.

Painting information:

  • Watercolor and ink on white paper
  • Size 19 x 28.5 cm (7.5 x 11.2 inches)
  • Shipped in a box
  • Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the painting

Prints information:

  • Printed on white watercolor paper, numbered 1 to 50 and signed
  • Size 21 x 29.7 cm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
  • Shipped in a box
  • Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the print
The Church of Sant’Andrea in Venzone

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