Parochial Church of Santo Stefano and the Museum of Arte Sacra

Parochial Church

Little is known about the construction date of this Church, however, report a phrase from "Cartario Abbey of Breme" that around the year 1152 "in the hamlet Novalixii cappellam S. Stephani" and continues dealing with events that occurred in 1279 concerning the Abbey.clicca sulla fotografia raffigurante la Chiesa parrocchiale di Santo Stefano a Novalesa per ottenerne l'ingrandimento

The Parochial Church of Santo Stefano hosts several precious paintings:
the school of Caravaggio: The Crucifixion of Peter
Rubens: The Adoration of the Magi
Le Moyne: The Adoration of the Shepherds
Daniele da Volterra: Deposition

transferred by Napoleon from Paris to the hospice of Mont Cenis (in homage to the Abbot Prior), and from there later in Novalesa.

 

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The Museum

clicca sull'immagine dell'urna esposta nel museo di arte diocesana di Novalesa per ottenerne l'ingrandimento Novalesa has always linked its history to that of the famous Benedictine abbey, founded in 726, to protect the southern borders of the kingdom of the Franks from the expansionist ambitions of the Longobards.

clicca sulla foto del parametro sacro esposto  nel museo di arte diocesana di Novalesa per ottenerne l'ingrandimentoThe Museum of Sacred Art is housed in the premises of the Confraternity of the Holy Chapel. Sacramento, adjacent to the seventeenth-century parish church of St. Stephen, located in the heart of the country. It contains the works of sacred art more valuable guarded by this alpine valley, always important milestone in the relationship between the north and the south of Europe.
For centuries, in fact, the economy of the inhabitants of this place was tied to the passage of travelers through the Alps with a vital link with the Hospice of Mont Cenis, founded by Emperor Ludwig the Pious in the ninth century to 2000 meters.

clicca sulla foto del reliquiario in osso esposto nel museo di arte diocesana di Novalesa per ottenerne l'ingrandimentoThe Museum of Sacred Art of Novalesa is part of the Susa Diocesan Museum system along with the locations of Susa, Giaglione, Melezet and San Giorio.
It was created in order to preserve and enhance the many important historical sites, some of which are significant at European level, hosted in the parish of Novalesa. The collections involve various historical periods, from the Roman period, Lombard, Charlemagne and Napoleon.
The being a natural transit point through Europe, it meant that in Novalesa are present works of art that allow you to read systematically and comprehensively the European artistic journey.

clicca sull'immagine della pisside esposta nel museo di arte diocesana di Novalesa per ottenerne l'ingrandimentoThe Museum houses an extraordinary collection of art objects, including a stone-era artifact Late Antiquity, a Lombard casket, some pyxes Carolingian and Ottonian.
Among all stands out for value and importance of the reliquary casket of St. Eldrado, abbot of Novalesa in the ninth century, the work of silversmith Rhine-Meuse of the twelfth century.

Outside the chapel of the Confraternity, on the wall of the rectory are visible, recently restored, the frescoes on the Vices and the Virtues.

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Museum of Arte Sacra in Novalesa
Via Maestra, 19
10050 Novalesa (TO)

Opening hours The Museum of Sacred Art of Novalesa opens upon reservation.


MUSEO DIOCESANO DI ARTE SACRA
Via Mazzini, 1
10059 Susa (TO)
Tel/Fax: 0122 622 640
websites:
www.centroculturalediocesano.it  



Parochial Church of Santo Stefano
Via Maestra, 19
10050 Novalesa (TO)
Tel. 0122 - 653288

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