Church of the SS Annunziata

Church of the SS Annunziata

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The original building - located further east - has been affected by frequent floods of the river Po that seriously compromised its stability. A new one was built between 1653 and 1670. The church interior has a single nave, with six side chapels. The vault was entirely restored between 1914 and 1915, as well as a large part of the Temple.

The tempera decorations that adorn it - also partially located in the undecorated chapels’ vaults - date back to these renovation works. It is worth noting the 17th-century stuccoes by Ferraboschi - especially those of the main door and of the altarpiece placed on the altar dedicated to the “Beata Vergine delle Grazie” (Our Lady of Graces) - and the choir stalls in walnut (1677). The red-marbled Baptismal Font (1670) is actually a Holy Water Font and until the end of the 19th century all baptisms were probably performed there. The elegant wooden “cantoria” (choir) in the upper part of the counter-facade (1879) and the 19th-century organ are equally valuable.

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Greppi Palace


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In the village of Santa Vittoria - in Gualtieri - stands a large building constructed between 1770 and 1775 by the family of the noble Greppi from Milano - who had received a large agricultural estate in the area from the Estensi Counts. The palace is placed in the very centre of the village: its location and volume have affected the entire configuration of Santa Vittoria, preventing the construction of a square

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Tirelli Collection


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The collection is hosted in the rooms of Palazzo Bentivoglio and consists of 50 works of considerable artistic value that the famous tailor Umberto Tirelli has donated to the City of Gualtieri.

Among these stand out Balthus drawings, paintings by Fabrizio Clerici, Renato Guttuso, Mino Maccari, Giorgio de Chirico, Giacomo Manzù. Also on show are two costumes designed by Pier Luigi Pizzi and Piero Tosi for the Enrico IV of Pirandello and for the Ludwig by Luchino Visconti.