Regione Piemonte

Hall of Reliquaries | Museum of Furniture and Sacred Art (Sala dei Reliquiari | Museo di Arredi ed Arte Sacra)

Address: Via della Parrocchia, 2, 14031 Grana AT, Italia
Tel: 0141 63239

Museum of sacred art housed in the premises of the parish church of S. Maria Assunta.

In the Hall of Reliquaries (Sala dei Reliquari) there are sacred remains of different epochs.

In the Museum of Furniture and Sacred Art (Museo di Arredi ed Arte Sacra), instead, there are artifacts from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Church of S. Maria Assunta

Parish church, imposing on the town also thanks to the slender bell tower, you can admire in all its splendor.

Of baroque shapes, built between 1771 and 1776 on a previous religious construction, of which some gravestones are preserved, dominates the landscape.

From its churchyard, from which you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the rolling hills of the Monferrato, you enter through a walnut portal.

The long nave, the vault, the high altar and the choir have nothing to envy to the cathedrals. The route of the votive chapels gives its name to the districts.

When you reach the altar, turning towards the entrance, you can see the magnificent pipe organ in pure tin on a walnut balcony.

Inside are preserved works of art by Guglielmo Caccia, known as "Il Moncalvo", Crosio, Alberini, Aliberti and, unusual in these parts, a Museum of sacred art.

The oldest news on the religious history of the place date back to the tenth century; the present small church of S. Maria in Monte Pirano, located near the cemetery, dates back to this period.