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CHIESA DI SAN MASSIMO

The construction was part of the general construction of this area of the city: in 1834, the town offered to provide the area free of charge while Carlo Alberto empowered the royal architect Pelagio Palagi with the design without this, however, meeting with the sovereign’s approval. The sovereign chose to ignore the outcome of the competition to design the church, which was won by Giuseppe Tecco in 1844, and instead chose his “motu proprio”, which was the proposal by Carlo Sada and Giuseppe Leoni, in a rigorously Classicist style. Work progressed very slowly, though, with its consecration only possible around a decade later. The church was preceded by a large Corinthian pronaos with high bases and staircases; the lengthy, expeanding interior is covered by a heavy lacunar ceiling.

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