This was the church I had seen in the distance, Santi Faustino e Giovita (St. Faustinus and Juvita). We had walked to Siviano on our trip to Monte Isola, an island in Lake Iseo, Northern Italy in September 2018. I was suffering from the cold from hell, and had promise myself that I would climb the steep steps to the church, if I actually made it to Siviano. But first we need substance in the way of a nice Italian Sunday dinner, I did take a few photos, they will be in another post, so once fortified, we climbed the steps. So glad we did, as the views from outside the church were wonderful, if you just ignore the cement factory or whatever it was, on the opposite side of the lake 🙂 These little churches amaze me, everyone is different and so full of colour and light.
The parish church is dedicated to the holy martyrs of Brescia, a city not too far away, at the foot of the Alps. Built between 1735 and 1754 of grey Sarnico stone, on the site of a 16th century single nave church. The aisleless church is characterized by a barrel vault, the high altar dates back to the 16th century. Again, it was a lovely cool church in which husband could sit, while I took my photos and once again it was just the two of us. There were lots of people walking around the island, but only once did I see another couple in a church…….so many people missing these amazing buildings. Although thats not the case in large cities, too many people in those 🙂 Next post, one more little church, before we left Siviano.