Historical outline

Walking through Casalmaggiore reserves the tourist discoveries and treasures at every corner. In addition to the monuments and museums usually reported in every guide, we advise you not to miss the following destinations: the Deposition of Christ, a white marble sculpture attributed to the Lombard Gothic master Jacopino da Tradate, datable to 1420-1430, housed in the impressive Church of Saint Francis, one of the oldest Franciscan settlements in Italy; the Golena Park and the Window on the Po, a 5-metre high installation that traces the neo-gothic shapes of one of the mullioned windows with two lights of the Town Hall standing out at the point where the river reaches its maximum width from its source to its mouth, a project that was born from the collaboration between the poet Giuseppe Boles and the sculptor Brunivo Buttarelli; the “Church with the Lion”, or the parish church of Saint Leonard, which bears on the façade, set in the tympanum, a winged Lion of Saint Mark, a reminder of the Venetian rule over the city between the 4th and 16th centuries; the artistic gate and the 19th-century sculptures of the Monumental Cemetery, a true open-air museum of valuable statues signed by the best local representatives of funerary art; the façades, arcades and friezes of the many noble mansions, such as the Palazzi Manganelli, Martinelli, Melzi, Porcelli, Chiozzi, Camozzi, and, in Piazza Turati, the delightful “Scaletta”, of proto-Renaissance origins.

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