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Rivera

Church Santa Maria degli Angeli - Arch. Mario Botta

Designed by world-famous architect Mario Botta, is a marvel of contemporary architecture and features paintings by Enzo Cucchi.

A visit to the church is a “must”. This impressive edifice built on a spur of the mountain offers a place for meditation as well as a new perspective on the landscape.The chapel, built between 1992 and 1996, is dedicated to Santa Maria degli Angeli (Saint Mary of the Angels), and its innovative design represents a new take on religious architecture.

Built of porphyry, it stands on the edge of a slope opening onto an amazing panorama.

The paintings by Enzo Cucchi occupy two main areas – the vault of the footbridge, where there is a tall cypress tree, and the very heart of the church. The deep-blue apse features hands cupped in offering. Twenty-two panels above the windows also continue the Marian iconography.

Capuchin Father Giovanni Pozzi, a leading expert on forms of prayer and spirituality, composed the twenty-two litanies which Enzo Cucchi has translated into attractive and evocative images.

Guided tours in Italian, German, English and French (only by advance booking)

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    Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angeli
    Monte Tamaro
    Via Campagnole 6
    6802 Rivera