Church of the Madonna Addolorata


Church of the Madonna Addolorata
The church, which is accessed via the courtyard of Palazzo Lupi is located at the highest point of the oldest part of Villalago.  It was founded for defensive purposes between the 11th and 13th century by settlers who came from many parts of the valley of Sagittarius to work at the Monastery of San Pietro in Lago. The date of construction is however unclear. It would have been...

Church of San Michele Arcangelo


Church of  San Michele Arcangelo
The modest building is sandwiched between two other buildings and is accessed via a staircase. To the left it is up against the wall of the adjacent building and at the right it is protected by a wall which ends at the top with an iron railing alternating with two pillars. The façade, plastered and with a concrete plinth, has at its centre the portal with a stone lintel, topped by a lunette in...

Parish Church of Santa Maria di Loreto


Parish Church of Santa Maria di Loreto
An interesting example of Abruzzo Romanesque, this parish church is dedicated to Our Lady of Loreto and is the largest of the sacred buildings in Villalago.  It is placed on an open space along the impressive stairway that leads from Piazza Celestino V up to the oldest part of the village. Its origin is linked to the evolution of the urban parts of the village which, orignally built in the 11th...