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Collegiata di San Secondo, Asti

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  • Secundus of Asti is located in the Church of San Secondo, which was an early Christian martyr and Saint buried. According to the legendary tradition, Secundus was a patrician and officer from Asti in Piedmont. He received the baptism in Milan. He should have buried the Bishop of Tortona, Martianus, regarded himself as a disciple of Barnabas, after his martyrdom. Secundus fled then from his pursuers of Tortona after Asti, where he had been, when he wanted to visit the Saint Calocerus, taken prisoner and tortured. Finally, he had been beheaded there. Asti venerated Secundus as his patron saint, his relics should be located in the Basilica of San Secondo in Asti. Feast day of the Saints is 29 March, in Asti, the translation of the relics is also celebrated on June 1.
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  • During our walk we arrived in the square where lies this sacred building. The presence of this church you have mention already before the year 1000, when defining Church outside the walls as precisely cemetery Church. It is well known that imperial laws of the time prohibited to bury the dead within the town, but the barbarian invasions of the 9th and 10th centuries forced the transfer of the Saint's body in the Cathedral, safer since placed inside the walls. Towards the middle of the 9th century the Cathedral appears dedicated to Santa Maria and San Secondo "; This is shown by the presence of the relics of the Saint in that building. The previous building remains Romanesque Bell Tower from the 11th century and the central part of the crypt (X century) which preserves the relics of the Saint. The Gothic Interior has three naves and presents valuable artwork including an altarpiece and a painting by Gandolfino d'Asti, a beautiful 18th-century wooden choir and traces of frescoes between 1300 and 1400. The first chapel of the right aisle houses the Carroccio of the town of Asti and the drapes of the Palio, donated to the collegiate church in numerous editions of the Palio, the oldest in Italy. Worthy of a visit.
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  • Intense visit to the collegiate church and crypt. Staff very friendly and attentive to the questions and demands of travellers do not sufficiently informed
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  • Roman Catholic Basilica erected presumably between the tenth and eleventh centuries.
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  • Located in the very heart of the city is certainly a place to visit. Very interesting paintings of the palio banners in the nave on the right. Certainly worth a visit.
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  • Some interesting architectural details externally.
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  • Place of worship in the city center, blends perfectly with the surrounding architectural style. Recommended destination is to believers who don't, mostly because of the historical value of the same and the presence of the relics of San Secondo.
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