Palazzo Forti

Temporary closure due to earthquake damage

Almost at the end of Via Roma, the street that runs through the old town and that you enter in the main square, Piazza Garibaldi,  there is the most important building of Mogliano, now used as town hall: Palazzo Forti. 
Designed in the end of the sixteenth century as economically autonomous structure, as well as the home of the rich and noble family Forti, has three floors above street level and two below, reachable by road Carelli.

Church of Santa Maria in Piazza

Temporary closure due to earthquake damage

The church keeps inside the altarpiece by Lorenzo Lotto – The Madonna in Glory with Saints John the Baptist, Anthony of Padua, Mary Magdalene and Joseph. (Oil on canvas, 330 x 215 cm).

The presence of Saint Joseph and Saints John the Baptist, Mary Magdalene and Anthony expresses the Church’s intention to encourage the sacraments’ saving function which refers to the painted allegories. Saint John the Baptist represents the Baptism, Saint Anthony of Padua represents the Confirmation; Mary Magdalene the Extreme Unction and Joseph the sacrament of Marriage.

The four saint’s vision of the Virgin in her magnificence is placed in a space in the foreground which is welded with that of the background via a semi-circular wall beyond which ancient monuments are erected; the perspective layout of the monuments assumes a symbolic and historic virtue of the decline of the pagan world and the arrival of the new Christian era.

The work was commissioned in 1547 by the mayor of Mogliano, Jacomo Boninfante, at the price of 130 gold crowns to be paid in several installments, which also included the cost of the frame gilded wooden, built by Bartolomeo de San intaiador Cassano. The altarpiece was completed in 1548 and handed over to the community by the student Durante Nobili. The original frame is guarded in the adjoining sacristy.

Rocca-medieval fortress

The medieval fortress, of which only the bastions remain, is the best place from which to admire the panorama; inside is the Church of Santa Maria del Suffragio, currently deconsecrated, built in 1698 and enlarged at the end of the 18th century.

From the fortress you can also admire the former St. Michael hospital built in 1782 and the Autopalace, a liberty style complex, a former coach garage, now restored and converted into an exhibition space.

Church of the SS. Crocifisso d ‘Ete

It is located at the crossroads for Montegiorgio and Francavilla d’Ete, lapped by the river Ete Morto.

Building has started on 11 November 1579 the first stone was placed from the Bishop of Fermo Msgr. Pinelli, who chose the location. The government and the administration were attributed, with bull of Pope Gregory XIII, to the brotherhood of the SS. Sacramento, which still holds them.

Sanctuary of the SS. Crocifisso

Here is venerated an image depicting ‘Crucified Christ that rises from the grave’ fresco at the end of 1400. Following a miraculous event that happened in the year 1809, the church, rebuilt in elegant neoclassical design by G. Lucatelli, was declared sanctuary by the Viceroy of Italy.

Church of San Gregorio Magno

Once ‘outside the city walls’ because it was built beyond the castle moat. This church has been transformed during the centuries , the last change was in the XVIII century when the church “was turned” (the presbytery was moved to the entrance side) and was added a monumental staircase to connect the entrance to the new roadway. Inside you can admire an altarpiece of Durante Nobili from Caldarola, a pupil of Lotto and an interesting picture of G.B. Fagiani depicting Mogliano as it appeared in the XVIII century.

Church of San Nicolò di Bari

Currently transformed into an auditorium. Once it stood near the keep: rebuilt twice, it was located a little lower than the old position. It is a small jewel of Baroque art. Above the altar, a scagliola work by Interlenghi di Montottone, a canvas by A. Ricci, the Last Supper; on the sides two paintings, Madonna with Child and Saints Nicola di Bari and Agata (left) and Beato Pietro da Mogliano and S. Antonio da Padova (right).

Monastery of San Giuseppe

Built in 1630 by the Benedectine Sisters of Cassino who remained there for about two centuries, in 1855 it was granted to the Sisters of San Giuseppe di Torino, who occupied it until 2018. The enclosed spaces are worthy of note, since the doors of the rooms are all painted with figures of saints in the upper part and landscapes in the lower one. The Church of the Saints is annexed to the monastery Grisogono and Benedetto, a precious rococo style environment, intact in its original structure and embellished with painted doors and windows, a coffered ceiling and an organ.

Church of Santa Colomba

The church has an evocative coffered ceiling painted by the Moglianese G.B. Pheasants between 1750-1752. Behind the altar, a valuable panel by Durante Nobili, an artist following  Lotto: Enthroned Madonna with Child among Saints Joseph, Colomba, Giovanni Battista, Francesco d’Assisi and Benedetto (1554). The cloister is of considerable beauty, with its frescoed lunettes and wooden furnishings.

Santa Maria da Piedi

Set in the walls, next to the Levante gate, it took the name of Santa Maria “a pede castri”. The adjacent Gothic arch preserves the iron hinges of the doors which were closed at sunset after the tolling of the Ave Maria. On the ancient wall, above the arch, there are still five recesses of as many coats of arms that were removed by Napoleon’s soldiers after the battle of Tolentino (1797).

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