The main square of Marmorito, called S.Rocco, takes the name of the saint venerated in the small chapel that exists there.
The origins of this building are not certain and the same sources of archives are very poor news. The currently visible walls and the type of brick used, seem to be attributable to the first half of the 1800s.
Current façade, which has a slender triangular pediment supported by two side pilasters, was entirely rebuilt and raised during important restorations of the early years of the last century.
Central door, simply highlighted by a white band, is flanked by two rounded off-center openings, such as the lunette and the rose above, by white painted concrete frames, which give the beautiful exposed brick walls a pleasant sensation of strict order.
In the lunette is visible a customary representation of S. Rocco.
The side walls and the apse, now plastered, allow a more careful examination, but some parts of the wall show traces of the alterations suffered. In particular, the small bell tower, erected on the right perimeter wall, shows curious curtains and obvious signs of super elevation.
The interior consists of an elegant barrel vault, bounded along the walls by a large shaped frame. The hall is inserted, through a small triumphal arch, into the semi-elliptical apse, which maintains the same height.
Openings on the sides of the apse are of unusual rectangular shape and suggest the enlargement of ancient windows, dating this part of the chapel to a much more remote era. Along the walls there are three windows with sides on each side, still in the nineteenth century, while the two on the facade, together with the central rose window, are connected to the project of the new façade.
On the small presbytery, once bounded by a balustrade, is placed the only white marble altar, with light decorations and in the center a cross also in marble, with the figure of Christ in bronze.
Source: Text taken from the work "ARAMENGO NELLA STORIA" of Beppe Moiso - Aramengo, 2012
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