Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Vezzolano Abbey and the romanesque trail in Asti

A field trip brought me to Vezzolano Abbey in Albugnano Asti. The combination of limestone, terracotta and brick makes it surprisingly welcoming considering the austerity of its era. A beautiful cloister accompanies you towards a permanent nativity display that impressively occupies all four sides of a room. The church is dedicated to the Madonna and as with all romanesque decoration in the area, every pilar, capital and column tells its own story, sadly our own imagination is as close as we will ever get to unlocking the artists secrets!