Santa Maria della Reggia, Umbertide

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The Collegiata di Santa Maria della Reggia is a Renaissance-style, Roman Catholic church located in Umbertide, province of Perugia, region of Umbria, Italy. In 2015, it was part of the parish of San Giovanni Battista.

History[edit]

The octagonal church is located in the center of town, in Piazza Mazzini, near the Rocca di Umbertide or town castle. The church has a painting depicting San Isidoro by the school of Guido Reni and an 18th-century Assumption of the Virgin.[1] The design and construction of the church was begun in 1559 by Galeazzo Alessi and Giulio Danti; however construction continued until 1640. Other architects involved included Bino Sozi, Mariotto da Cortona (1600) and finally Bernardino Sermigni (1640).[2] The interior is framed by a circle of 16 doric columns.

The interior of the church has a 15th-century Madonna and Child with Saints and Transfiguration (1578) by Niccolo Circignani.[3] The church was built by the town to house a miraculous icon of the Virgin frescoed inside a nearby small chapel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arte e Storia Dell'Umbria, by Giuliano Valdés, page 124.
  2. ^ Collegiata di Umbertide, official website.
  3. ^ Touring Club of Italy Umbria, edited by Touring Club of Italy, 2003, page 73.