Church of St Michele dell’Arco

Strada della Repubblica, 99 - 43121 - Parma (PR)

Phone: +39 0521238823

Opening times

open on Monday and from Wednesday from 9am to 12pm and from 4pm to 6pm. Closed on Tuesday.


free entrance

Chiesa di San Michele dell'Arco


The church of Saint Michael of the arch derives its name from a nearby triumphal arch erected for the emperor Gallieno. It was first mentioned in 1136 and in 1514 it was rebuilt on the basis of a drawing by Giorgio da Erba with a nave and two side altars. In 1721 the interior was enlarged with two side niches on which the altars were placed. The facade too was altered and other adjustments were made by Nicola Bettoli, who introduced the peacock’s eye and moved down the side windows.

In the centre of the apse is the wooden and decorated high altar dating back to the 18th century. On the right wall, in front of the organ, is hanging a San Francesco Solano by Francesco Scaramuzza. At the end of the apse the altar-piece stands out with the Virgin and the saints Michele and Gemignano, made by Stanislao Campana in 1828. The semicircular wooden chorus is attributed to Giacinto Sicuri (1724).