San Nicola di Baraggiola

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San Nicola di Baraggiola is a Roman Catholic church located in the neighborhood of Baraggiola (o Barazzola), in the town limits of Borgomanero, province of Novara, Piedmont, Italy.

History[edit]

A structure at the site is documented by the 10th century. In the 12th century, the church was linked to Augustinian eremitic monks, with an adjacent monastery. The spare-appearing church has a single nave and ends in a semicircular apse.[1] The tall 10th-century bell-tower, which doubled as watch-tower, is a Romanesque structure with mullioned windows.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Comune of Borgomanera, Guide on local churches of interest to visitors, text from the "Onomastica della Città di Borgomanero" by Giuseppe Bacchetta.
  2. ^ Carta Archeologica del Piemonte, entry on church.