Church of Santa Croce


Church of Santa Croce

It was back in 1716 when, after several requests, the Villa Arzenago community got permission from reigning Duke of Modena Rinaldo III, to build a church dedicated to the “Santa Croce” (Holy Cross).

The influence of the 18th-century style is clear in its baroque style, simple, without exceeding in stuccoes and decorations, and in the elongated facade, surmounted by a large cross. With the passing of time and after the church was completed - in 1726 - the name of the hamlet went from Villa Arzenago to Santa Croce. The community loves the local peculiarities of Santa Croce and takes so much care of them to make the hamlet a small treasure of these lands. 

Other works of art to admire are “S. Andrea, S. Rocco, S. Sebastiano e i SS. Primo e Feliciano” by Purist painter Carlo Zatti (1844) on the “Altare della Comunità”, “S. Alberto di Gualtieri e S. Giovanni Nepomuceno” by Clemente Ruta (1742), the “Crocifissione” by Camillo Ricci (circa 1620), placed in the Torelli-Malaspina chapel.