Church Santa Maria degli Angeli

The visit of the Church is a must. This mighty fortress on the spur of the mountain offers a space for meditation, but also becomes the tool for a new reading of the landscape. The Church is dedicated to Saint-Mary of the Angels. Built between 1992 and 1996 it presents an innovative character in the context of the design of a devotional building.
Made of porphyry, it is located on the edge of a slope,  from where there is an extraordinary panoramic view. The artistic intervention entrusted to Enzo Cucchi, occupies the two main spaces: the vaulting above the stairway leading into the chapel, where he has drawn two huge cypress trees, and the heart of the Church. In the apse itself, two monumental offering hands are stretched towards the visitors, opening out against a blue ground under the perpendicular shaft of light which streams into the building and are integrated in the Marian iconography, distributed in twenty-two panels placed above the Windows.
Father Giovanni Pozzi, a Capuchin, distinguished scholar of forms of prayer and spirituality, composed the twenty-two litanies that Enzo Cucchi translated in suggestive and evocative signs.