Santissima Annunziata, Rubiera

Santissima Annunziata, or merely the Annunziata, is a Baroque-style, Roman Catholic chapel-church, or oratory, located in Rubiera, province of Reggio Emilia, region of Emilia Romagna, Italy.

HistoryEdit

Construction of this church was patronized starting in 1710 by the marchese Scipione Sacrati in conjunction with the Confraternity of the Annunziata. The church was located in front of the Sacrati family palace. The church was built between 1710 and 1713. Alessandro Berti patronized the construction of the facade in 1750. In 1759 he paid for the erection of the main altar. The altar on the left is dedicated to St Roch with a canvas (circa 1730) attributed to the school of Guercino. The church was suppressed in 1799. In 1808, the new Brotherhood of Santissimo Sacramento (Holy Sacrament), took the place of the former Annunziata in care of the church. By 1915, the church had become a store for forage products; only after the second world war, have new restorations been pursued to the church.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reggio-Emilia Tourism page, entry on church.