Secchio - 42030 Villa Minozzo
How to get there:
It's about 12 km from the administrative capital
From the administrative capital you take the SP 8 up to Costabona then on the right you take a town road that leads to the town of Secchia.
The church can always be seen from the outside, for visits inside contact the parish priest.
The church of San Bartolomeo appears in the Register of Tithes of 1302 amongst the churches dependent on the Parish of Minozzo. From the second half of the 16th century up to the middle of the 18th the church is united to the one of San Prospero of Costabona. In 1643, with a decree of the Vicar Coccapani, the two churches were separated. The church of San Bartolomeo, liturgically directed, was subject to restoration operations, which have modified its original architectural characteristics. According to tradition, the antique church, subsequently ruined by a landslide, was located in a fraction known as "al Monte". In 1707 the church resulted as being situated on a high hill and formed by a single nave with two altars and vault facing east. The current building was reconstructed in 1899. On the sloping façade there's a vast squared portal of smoothed sandstone surmounted by a cornice in relief and a three-planed window. The belfry rises at the bottom of the building.
Last update: March 8, 2021