• Parish church of Sant'Antonio Abate

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Parish church of Sant'Antonio Abate

Resorts: Fontainemore


It was built in 1494 in the place of an old chapel and rebuilt in 1679, after the building was destroyed by a landslide. A Latin inscription which was sculpted in Gothic style characters on the stone of a window, which was once part of the Church and is now inserted into a wall in front of the curia, attributes the construction of the building to the master builder Antonio Goyet of Issime. In 1756, following a flood, the church had to be rebuilt again: the main wooden altar originates from this era.

Interesting details:
- the seventeenth century carved wooden portal, consisting of four panels representing the figures of Saint Gratus, Saint Jucundus, Saint Anthony and Saint Orso and six panels with leaves and flowers;
- the presbytery with a round apse dates back to the 15th century;
- the ribbed vault with stone ribbing covered in limestone and a rose window in the middle containing the coat of arms of the Vallaise family.

See also

Cultural itineraries
Fontainemore - Farettaz village

The lower Lys Valley: from Pont-Saint-Martin to Fontainemore

** Valle d'Aosta **

How: by car. Recommended duration: one day. Recommended period: all year round. Length: about 18 km. An itinerary to discover the lower part of the Lys Valley, ancient domain of the lords of Vallaise between Piedmont and the Aosta Valley. At Pont-Saint- …