Piazzale Santa Croce, 1/B - 43125 - Parma (PR)
Phone: +39 0521237610
open from Monday to Sunday from 8.30am to 10.30am and from 3.30pm to 6.30pm. Services on Saturday at 6.30pm, on Sunday at 11.00am and at 6.30pm.
The church of Santa Croce, standing in the huge Santa Croce square at the end of the straight line of Via D’Azeglio, was built in the early decades of 12th century along the path of pilgrims bound to Rome following the Francigena route.
It was altered in 1415 and radically transformed in the 17th century even though in 20th century an attempt was made to restore its Romanesque appearance.
Traces of the original building can still be seen in the capitals of the pillars of the three naves, which bear distinctly medieval subjects. The central nave was frescoed by Giovanni Maria Conti della Camera around 1635. Inside the Chapel of St. Joseph is a noteworthy wooden group sculpted by Angelo Fontana in the second half of the 18th century.