The chapel of Saint Mary of the Flagellants

Cappella dei Battuti

The chapel belonged to the Brotherhood of the same name ‘The Flagellants’, a discipline which was  quite widespread in the Lower Canavese area.

The chapel has a simple facade composed of an arch where a fresco representing ‘The Annunciation’  is still visible.

The architectural characteristics and the position of the building bring to mind its use as a ‘chapel of  rest’ linked to funeral transport from outlying hamlets to the Parish church.

Later the chapel was closed by filling up the space under the arch and an alter was placed inside.

Inside there is an admirable fresco of the Madonna of Mercy who protects with her mantle the brothers in their classic, hooded costumes. One of the brothers is shown in the act of elfflagellating

his back (a widespread discipline in these brotherhoods).

The fresco is signed by Oldrado Perino, probably the most ancient of the painters in the Valleys of Lanzo to have put his signature on one of his works of art.


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It is easy to get to the chapel, which is situated in Via Cavour 1, Corio, just before the

intersection for Turin.