Oratory of St. Antonio - Borno

Oratory of St. Antonio - Borno

Location

P.le Sagrato
25042 Borno , BS
Itinerari: mappa rossa
0364-41012
0364-41012

The oratory, dedicated to Saint Antonio, rises on the south side of the ancient parvis of the parish, and it is very picturesque for both its architecture and paintings. In the 14th century, here was a square-shaped chapel (today the west bay of the oratory), endowed with a lower arcade, pulled down at the end of the 15th – start of the 16th century and substituted with another cross-vaulted bay. The north wall of the chapel was closed at the start of the 17th century, when the two architrave doors were opened and gave in to the elegant arcade with three bays and cross vaults. The inside is really fascinating for the fresco decoration of the walls: standing out among them, the lunette painted by Callisto Piazza in the first decades of the 16th century, depicting the Madonna with Child among the Saints Antonio Abate, Giovanni Battista, Rocco and Martino. The vault of the west bay is particular, being covered by a fine vegetable decoration. In the oratory an ex voto is also preserved, representing the 1688 Borno fire.
WHAT TO SEE
The lunette frescoed by Callisto Piazza.
IN THE SURROUNDINGS
The parish church of St. Martino and Giovanni Battista; the little church of Madonna Addolorata; the chapel of St. Barbara; the historical centre, with the square and the fountain in red sandstone, the medieval towers, the charming alleys; the little church of Madonna di Lourdes, in the Dazza area; the church of St. Anna, in the Paline suburb; the little church of St. Fiorino (or Floriano), on the road to Lova; the little church of St. Fermo (1,868 m. a.s.l.), which refers to the legend of the Saints Fermo, Cristina and Glisente, who, living on three different mountains, communicated their being alive by lighting some fires; the little Alpini church  in Val di Moren (1,760 m. a.s.l.); the Nature Regional Reserve of Paline Giovetto Woods.