Chiesa di Santa Croce, Parma

3.2
Santa Croce is a Romanesque-style, Roman Catholic church, located on the piazza of the same name, along via Emilia in the quartiere of Oltretorrente of Parma, Region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.HistoryFirst consecrated in 1222, the structure has undergone many modifications that obscure much of the original Romanesque structure. The main changes from 1635-1666 were commissioned by confraternity of St Joseph, and elevated the nave, and constructed a presbytery, dome, and chapel dedicated to the named saint. The nave ceiling is frescoed with episodes of the Infancy of Jesus and the Life of St. Joseph, painted by Giovanni Maria Conti, called della Camera, and his assistants Francesco Reti and Antonio Lombardi. The altar has wooden polychrome statues of the Holy Family carved by Angelo Fontana and of the saints Apollonia and Lucia, by Giovanni Battista Merano. In the 1900s, architect Edoardo Collamarini worked to revert the facade of the church to its original Romanesque style.
Put Chiesa di Santa Croce at the forefront of your travel plans using our Parma day trip planning site .
Source
map
Create an itinerary including Chiesa di Santa Croce
Chiesa di Santa Croce Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
22 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • July 27, 2017
    Beautiful and amazing picturesque and also very great!! I recommend it to anyone who wants to see a large church in parma
    View original
  • July 15, 2017
    I joined because I was fascinated by the façade. Unfortunately the inside should be restored in some parts. An invitation to prayer
    View original
  • June 26, 2017
    If you visit Italy as often as I do, it is a beautiful church, but you may want to pass. I don't want to under-rate it. It is a beautiful church if you haven't seen a zillion of them. If you have not,...  more »

Plan your trip to Parma

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Parma

Virtually all of the old town center's tourist sites are within easy walking distance of each other, so can explore them by staying either at a hotel in the area or a less expensive inn in one of the nearby residential neighborhoods. Staying close to the town center allows you quick access to the finest shops, restaurants, museums, and galleries. If urban attractions aren't your priority and you have a limited budget, consider staying at a working farm just outside the city.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Parma by other users

26 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Parma BY A USER FROM MALTA January, culture, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 25 days in Northwest Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Parma BY A USER FROM ITALY December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Italy BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Northwest Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Parma BY A USER FROM ITALY October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Italy & San Marino BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Italy BY A USER FROM BULGARIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Italy BY A USER FROM BULGARIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Parma BY A USER FROM ITALY October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans