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Cornaiano parish church

The parish church of Cornaiano has a central role to play in the life of the inhabitants of the sun-drenched Cornaiano.

The Cornaiano parish church is consecrated to S. Martino of Tours, whose names day is at the same time the day of the village fair, that is intensely celebrated with a huge market.

The church is located on the little, charming village square and is decisive for the appearance of the village. It was mentioned for the first time in 1272 and probably constructed in the same epoch. In the 15th century the church has been changed several times. In the present form, the church has been consecrated in the year 1838.

Remnants of the late-Gothic are perceivable in the ground floor of the steeple and in the choir. The facade and the interiors were realised in the late classical style and under the artistic direction of the town master manson Giambattista Tacchi. The ceiling paintings have been realised by Christoph Brandstätter (Kätschach) and provide the atmosphere with a Baroque touch.

The steeple with its beautiful bulbous spire can be found in the southof the church. The altars are made of marble, like once upon a time in the 17th century. The high altar comes from Peri, located close to Verona. The altar stone was decorated by Michael Andersag from Foiana.

Holy masses and devotions in the parish church of Cornaiano: daily at 6.30 in winter and at 7.30 pm in summer as well as on Sundays at 7.30 am and 9.30 am.

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