Cerveno, Sanctuary of Via Crucis
The incomparable Sanctuary of the Via Crucis in Cerveno is a religious homage to a population made wealthy by mining and blast furnace industries. The façade of this unique building, which has a staircase with 14 chapels on its sides, looks over the town’s small square. The stations are represented by sets of wood and clay sculptures (198 statues), works (1752-64) by Beniamino Simoni from Saviore, with the intervention (1764) of Donato and Grazioso Fantoni. The fourteenth station is today in the Parish of Breno. Its replacement in the sanctuary was made in 1869 by the Milanese Selleroni. The frescoes on the walls are by Scotti and the Corbellini brothers.