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BASILICA OF S. ANTONINO

From the Tasso square, the via De Maio takes to the church of Sant'Antonino, placed in the square bearing the same name. The basilica was built in the same area of a preexisting private chapel rising nearby the tomb of the Saint who, on the occasion of the Longobardic invasion, came here to seek refuge.

Its origin dates back to the XI th century although there was already an oratory dedicated to St. Antonino here in the IX th century. Valuable paintings by Giovanni Bernardo Lama and Giacomo Del Po can be found inside the building. 

Highly interesting is also the ex-voto collection, offered in its greater part by sailors who escaped shipwrecks. One can also assume that the two cetacean ribs visible in the entrance, are a unique ex-voto offered by an an unknown sailor. The crypt, which was rebuilt in 1753, houses the tomb of Sant'Antonino who is the Patron Saint of the town.

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        Crypt of St. Antonino with the altar preserving the tomb of the Saint.