Santa Maria in Brusicco

Description

This is the church from where Angelo Roncalli’s spiritual journey begins. In fact, the future pope was baptized here on November 25th, 1881.

Today, it holds a symbol of his earthly life’s end: the gravestone that used to cover his tomb in the Vatican Grottoes.

Of course the history of the building is much older. It dates back to the XV Century and it’s even decorated with a beautiful “St. Anthony of Padua” ascribed to Ceresa.