Church of St. Agatha
In Prossedi you will find the Church of St. Agatha located on the highest hill.
Its construction dates back to 1788, when it was decided to expand the structure built in 1655, which was no longer sufficient to accommodate all the local population and to meet their spiritual needs. In 1802, the church significantly increased in size internally, with the addition of 40 spans, and several chapels began to take shape.
However, as is often the case, the lack of funds repeatedly interrupted this ambitious project. Despite generous contributions from Pope Pius VI, the work remained unfinished for over 25 years. However, the resolve of the people of Prossedi proved unstoppable.
Therefore, a new plan was drawn up, which abandoned the original project with its imposing vault, thereby reducing costs to a more affordable level. The Church of St. Agatha was finally completed in 1829 and dedicated to the Holy Virgin Martyr. This building, overlooking Piazza XI Febbraio, will immediately capture your attention with its grandeur. It is a stupendous example of the neoclassical style.
The interior of the church is equally extraordinary, with a Greek-cross central plan, having apses and chapels at the four corners of the cross. The sacristy is a true masterpiece of style, with an entrance porch decorated with stone pilasters and a dome supported by ribs.
Inside the church, you will find a rich assortment of decorative details. Circular ribs adorn the vault, while elegant ribs adorn the dome, which is embellished with fascinating friezes. These decorative elements enhance the beauty of the church, providing an extraordinary visual spectacle.
So, if you are planning a visit to Prossedi, do not miss the opportunity to admire the Church of St. Agatha. Its fascinating history, architectural majesty and spiritual atmosphere will leave you with lasting memories.