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Saint Maria della Steccata, Parma

Saint Maria della Steccata

Saint Maria della Steccata is an outstanding Renaissance church, one of the most splendid of the town, was built in 1521 in order to give shelter to a picture of the Madonna said to be miraculous that originally hung on the wall of a small oratory called “dello steccato” or wooden shield.

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Front alter

 

In the interior are frescoes by Parmigianino and Michelangelo Anselmi.

 

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The dome is a work by Bernardino Gatti in 1560

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