Church of the Virgin of the Consolation
Piedmontese baroque style church
It stands next to an ancient Cistercian monastery
Also known as Chiesa di San Teobaldo (Church of Saint Theobald)
Between Baroque and Neoclassicism
The Chiesa della Consolata (Church of the Virgin of the Consolation) is located in the San Silvestro district, one of the oldest districts of Asti.
Built after 1655, the church was remodeled in the eighteenth century mixing the Baroque style with a neoclassical facade.
The interior, consisting of one nave, has a barrel ceiling and two side chapels. The central altar represents a fascinating piece in the Rococo style.
The Cistercian Monastery
The monastery next to the church underwent a reconstruction in Baroque style between 1725 and 1730, by the hand of architect G. Antonio Serravalle. From that period, the original central internal staircase that leads to the upper floors is still present.
After the monastic regular orders were suppressed, in 1803, the monastery was transformed into a Female Orphanage.
The two putti placed in the niches on the sides of the central door of the church were transferred from the ancient Certosa di Valmanera (Charterhouse of Valmanera) after its dismantling.