Pietro Brosio Gallery

"The Universal Peace", 1976, oil on canvas 100x70cm.


May 29, 2012

Madonna del Pilone

The church Madonna del Pilone (Our Lady of the Pillar) in Turin, between the river Po and the hills, derives its name from a column erected in 1587 in honor of the Virgin Mary. From 1644 it was considered miracolous and became an object of veneration: records show that in March 1645 a small chapel already existed on this site attracting large numbers of worshippers. The construction of the church began after 1645. The bell tower was added in 1787.

Comments: 13

Sylvia K
What a beautiful, old Church, Pietro, and your photos are superb as always! I do love the detail you've captured! Hope your week is going well!


The image of Mary and the angel is especially touching.
May there be many more miracles here.

you wound me with the desire to visit!

Friendly Aloha from Waikiki
Comfort Spiral
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Thanks for sharing this amazing beauty.

sonia a. mascaro
Very beautiful old church, Pietro!
Love the details of the building, the green all around and the river. Your pictures are gorgeous!

Blond Duck
Love the last painting!

Wow! Neatly framed.
Read about earthquakes in Italy. Hope you, your near and dear ones are all safe.

Photo Cache
architecture is simply spectacular. i'm sure this church is well loved by the locals.

Looks like a beautiful day. I like the church architecture and history very much.

Blond Duck
Have a great Monday!

Beautiful church. I love that first shot.

M. Reka
Your photos are so beautiful as always, Pietro.

Lavender and Vanilla Friends of the Gardens
Pietro, a very happy summer to you. The countryside looks so delightfully rural. I enjoy the painting Improvisation, you have given the viewer their own interpretation.
Best wishes T♥