Churches and shrines
S. Pietro in Sylvis parish church, dating back to the VII century, is one of the best preserved churches in the territory and represents a typical example of exarchal architecture.
S. Michele Arcangelo is the main church of the town. Together with San Pietro in Sylvis church, it forms the parish complex of the town.
The Sanctuary was begun in 1766 upon design of the achitect Cosimo Morelli and inaugurated in 1770. From the following year, the traditional processions with Our Lady image started; they were called "Rogazioni".
The monastery of S. Francesco dates back to the XIII century and it’s the oldest monastery of Bagnacavallo. It’s a very large building which the church and the monastery itself; the latter includes the remarkable refectory, now named "Sala Oriani", the cloister, the monumental staicase and the rooms at the first floor used as exhibition venue and the underground rooms.
The church, overlooking the main square, was built in 1820 in neoclassical style on the ruins of a XI century romanic church.
The Sanctuary was built between 1794 and 1813 under the supervision of the architect Zaccaria Facchini. Beside it, you find the municipal cemetery.
The church, dedicated to "Madonna Annunziata", was rebuilt in 1640 in Baroque style, since the former building had been destroyed by an earthquake. The bell tower, with pyramid spire, was destroyed during the war.
The church was built in 1537 and consacrated on November the 10th 1577. This two naves church has a sober Romanesque style. The building was restored in 1932 by the architect Gianluigi Poggiali. Next to its, lies the 38mt high bell tower, which has a square structure.
The sanctuary, important pilgrimage destination, preserves a XVI century ceramic image of the Virgin and 46 votive printings dated XVIII and XIX century. The sanctuary is located in an area that formerly was covered by woods. According to the tradition several miracles happened here.
S.Ilaro devotion in Lugo is deeply rooted, even if it’s not well defined when it started. For sure the first traces of public devotion date back to the VIII century.