The church, overlooking the main square, was built in 1820 in neoclassical style on the ruins of a XI century romanic church.
The original design was by the architect Giuseppe Magistretti, but the building underwent several consolidation works (above all on underground vaults and side buttress) because of the unsteadiness of the ground. It was definitively consacrated on June the 13th 1869. In 1928, Augusto Pagliarini from Ferrara restored and decorated it.
The church has a plain structure, single nave with barrel vault and four side chapels. These ones preserves a precious altar piece depicting the saints Martino and Patrizio painted by the local artist Martino Vacchi in the XVIII century and the oval picture “Our Lady with the sleeping child” of Bolognese School (XVIII century).
In the wide presbytery can be seen a baptism basin of the XV century. The Istrian stone basin has a square base and a spherical cover, where the local coat of arms and the date 1492 are engraved; in the last chapel on the right can be found an interesting decoration depicting scenes from Our Lady’s life. The painting, dating back to the XIX century by an anonimous artist belonging to the school of Bologna or Ferrara, has been just restored.
In 1968, according to the new directions of Vatican Coucil, the choir stalls were demolished, the presbitery restored and the main altar rebuilt.
Address: Piazza Foresti – 48017 Conselice (RA)
Phone: 0545 89125 Church
How to get
The church is located in Piazza Felice Foresti, in the historical town centre. Car and bus park. Facilities for disabled.
open during services (from Monday to Wednesday, 7.30am, 6.00pm; Thursday and Saturday, 7.30am, 8.00pm; Friday, 7.30am, 3.00pm; Sunday, 9.30am, 11.00am, 8.00pm).
Please check hours phoning to the church
(Updated to 24/01/2021)