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Santissimo Redentore Cernobbio

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The building was first started between 1908 and 1912. Luigi Dell'Orto, mayor of Cernobbio for almost thirty years, wanted this church to solemnize his wedding with Elizabeth Lucca. After the war, the building was completed thanks to the heirs, in particular his son Alfonso Dell'Orto with his wife Amalia Guggiari.

Santissimo Redentore: Description

The facade has a loggia neo-Romanesque, five holes, with the statues of St. Stanislaus, St. Ambrose, Sant'Abbondio, St. Louis, St. Anthony and a wall painting in gold with "false mosaic". The interior has three naves. The apse and the presbytery, painted by Volonterio represent God the Father, Sant'Abbondio, Sant'Ambrogio, the Holy Spirit with the four evangelists, Peter saved from the waters and the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. Volonterio are at the side altars (1927) with Anthony, Mary, Zechariah, the Deposition, St. Therese of the Child Jesus of Lisieux and St. Aloysius Gonzaga. The wooden choir dating back to the 40’s has veins and inlays made with chestnut wood of different colors; the chestnut was a typical tree of the slopes of Bisbino before disease reduced it to a few specimens. The stations of the "Via Crucis" come from Val Gardena and are the work of sculptor Christian Dellago.

In the 20’s, the church was donated to the parish, while the surrounding land with the Avenue of Remembrance was left to the town of Cernobbio. In 1999, at the behest of the then Provost Msgr. Gino Ambrose Discacciati and project architect Joseph Altar, the entrance to the sanctuary was completely rebuilt, changing part of the original appearance.

Santissimo Redentore
Address:
Via Luigi Dell'Orto, 9, Cernobbio CO 22012

Hours:

Monday-Saturday: 7:00 - 12:00 / 15:30 - 19:30 Sunday: 8:00 - 12:00 / 16:00 - 19:30