Church of S. Tommaso

Church of S. Tommaso in Villa
It was the bells of S. Tommaso (St. Thomas) that sparked Lawrences curiosity when he decided to visit the church. The English author writes: ... So I set out to find it, I wanted to go to it. It was very near. I could see it from the piazza by the lake. And the village itself had only a few hundreds of inhabitants. The church must be within a stone's throw ...; ... I came out suddenly, as by a miracle, clean on the platform of my San Tommaso, in the tremendous sunshine ...The original building dates back to the 14th Century, and we can still see traces of its frescoes, but the reconstruction is far more recent. The fresco depicting St. Libera is very well preserved (1535). Inside there are three altars: the high altar dedicated to St. Thomas, and two others, dedicated to St. Andrew the Apostle and St. Anne. The monastery adjoining the church, built in 1906 upon the wishes of Monsignor Pietro Feltrinelli, was until recently home to Franciscan monks. Today it houses the Centre Européen de Rencontre et de Ressourcement, directed by Father Bruno Ducoli.

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