Chiesa Madonna del Pilone, Turin

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The church of the Madonna del Pilone is a seventeenth-century church in Turin, Italy.
Built in 1645, the church was constructed by wish of the Queen Regent Christine Marie of France to remember the miraculous rescue from the previous year of a girl from the river. The miracle was attributed to the intervention of an image of the Virgin of the Annunciation, which was placed on a votive pillar. The painting became such an item of devotion, that this church was built at the site, enlarged in 1779, and furnished with a baptistery in 1807. Repeated reconstructions have altered the interior, and the church retains only some of the original decoration consisting of the stuccoes attributed to Giovanni Andrea Casella and the cupola frescoes by Bartolomeo Guidobono. The main altar houses the miraculous icon dating from 1587, now thoroughly restored.
The miracle for which the church was built recalls that the riverbank nearby once housed a number of mills. A flour miller's daughter fell into the river at dusk. Her Mother, hearing her cries, but unable to see where she was to rescue her, knelt before a nearby shrine built next to the mill, depicting the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin. Legend holds a miraculous shaft of light illuminated the spot where her daughter was, and allowed her to be rescued by neighbors. News of the miracle led to the erection of a church by 1645, which became a Parish church March 2, 1807. The picture of the Madonna behind the main altar recalls the event.
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  • Catholic Church built in 1644 in the pre-hilly district of which it bears the name. It was erected following a miraculous rescue of a little girl who fell into the rushing waters of the Po: her mother, praying for the Virgin of the pylon, made her daughter be rescued. The Church was built by incorporating a votive pillar dedicated to the Virgin. It underwent extensive damage during the flood of the Po of 1994 and was later restructured.
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  • It Is a beautiful Baroque church that rises on the banks of the river Po. Sanctuary very dear to the Turin because it recalls a great miracle occurred in 1644. On that day a little girl was rescued from the rushing waters of the river. The building is only one nave. Characteristic the semicircular pediment. The interior appears rich in Stuccoes and contains The ancient pylon from which the sanctuary takes its name. It Is worthwhile to visit and recite a prayer.
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  • A beautiful church, once on the edge of the city Lugo the river Po. Easily reachable on foot or by bike along the promenade along the Po. Car park in front is Fontanella Turet to quench your thirst. Bells Suinano The hours and half hours. I recommend to admire it from the pedestrian walkway on the Po, with Superga that stands behind. show
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  • Small but pleasant church. Of winter is heated. There is also a parking lot in front. The church also has a beautiful history.
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