Pieve di Santa Maria di Pie’ del Dosso (Parish Church)

The Pieve di Santa Maria di Pie’ del Dosso, located on the route of the Roman road between Val Trompia and Franciacorta, was the centre of the civil and religious organisation of Gussago. The current appearance of the Romanesque church is the result of various changes over the centuries, which have embellished and enriched it with incredible details and frescoes.

The bell tower, dating from around the 9th and 10th centuries, has a quadrangular shape with a terracotta spire, while the belfry has four rounded single lancet windows. The parish church houses the incomplete sarcophagus of a high-ranking warrior from the 8th century, known as the Mayorans pulpit, with bas-relief engravings of Christian symbols and a knight symbolically crossing over to the afterlife, probably made from an adaptation of a Lombard sarcophagus.

Pieve di Santa Maria di Pie del Dosso
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