Strada Cavour, 11 - 43121 - Parma (PR)
Phone: +39 0521781618
open from Monday to Saturday from 8.00am to 6.30pm. Closed on Sunday and and August. Services on Thursday at 12.30pm and on Sunday at 9.15pm.
The church of St. Lucy, mentioned for the first time in 1223, was rebuilt at the end of 17th century, on a design by Mauro Oddi.
The facade boasts statues of St. Ilario, St. Biagio and Saint Lucy and the marble medalion with the figure of the Saint, a work by Giacomo Barbieri made in 1691.
The interior presents one nave with two chapels on each side and a dome above the main altar. The vault of the nave is divided in three aisles with frescoes by Filippo Maria Galletti, also author of the dome. On the second altar Baby Jesus and the Saints Antonio and Maddalena, traditionally attributed to Francesco Monti, known as Brescianino, while recently a new hypothesis has ascribed it to Gian Battista Venanzi.
The carved wooden golden choirs date back to the first half of the 18th century, while the organ was designed by Antonio Brianti. On the right side, the Ascension of Jesus Christ by the school of Parma of the 16th century. At the centre, behind the modern altar in polychrome marble (1929), a 18th century altarpiece with The viaticum of S.Lucia painted by Sebastiano Ricci in 1730.
The church has been recently restored thanks to Fondazione Cariparma.