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Church of St Michele dell'Arco

Strada della Repubblica - 99 - Parma - PR - 43121
Phone: +39 0521238823 Fax: +39 0521234953

open on Monday and from Wednesday from 9.00am to 12.00pm and from 4.00pm to 6.00pm. Closed on Tuesday.


free entrance


the church of Saint Michael of the arch derives its name from a nearby triumphal arch erected for the emperor Gallieno. It was first mentioned in 1136 and in 1514 it was rebuilt on the basis of a drawing by Giorgio da Erba with a nave and two side altars. In 1721 the interior was enlarged with two side niches on which the altars were placed. The facade too was altered and other adjustments were made by Nicola Bettoli, who introduced the peacock's eye and moved down the side windows.

In the centre of the apse is the wooden and decorated high altar dating back to the 18th century. On the right wall, in front of the organ, is hanging a San Francesco Solano by Francesco Scaramuzza. At the end of the apse the altar-piece stands out with the Virgin and the saints Michele and Gemignano, made by Stanislao Campana in 1828. The semicircular wooden chorus is attributed to Giacinto Sicuri (1724).

How to get there:

located in the historical centre, near the roundabout at the end of Via Repubblica. Bus n° 3, 4, 5 and 8.

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