San Michele

San Michele is a church in Cremona, northern Italy. According to tradition, it would have been built by the Lombards, although its existence is documented from the 8th century.

The current building is an evolution of structures, at this site, since the 13th century. In the crypt are elements dating to the early Middle Ages crypt, one of which attributed to the Lombard age. The apse, as well as the other church of San Vincenzo in Cremona, resembles that of the Nonantola Abbey.

The church includes one of the most majestic statues in Europe, portraying "St. Michael Subjugating the Beast" and located to the right of the high altar.

Sources
  • Bonometti, Pietro (1988). Cremona: una città segreta. Bologna: Edizioni Italcards. pp. 54–61. 

Coordinates: 45°8′6.83″N 10°1′58.64″E / 45.1352306°N 10.0329556°E / 45.1352306; 10.0329556

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