Church of San Martino

Church of San Martino

Church

Located in the center of Petrignano, the church of San Martino houses a large oil on canvas with the iconography of Martino in the guise of a 17th century knight who, with a sword stroke, cuts the red cloak to cover the poor chilled while the light, which through the clouds illuminates the horse’s head, allows us to glimpse the return of the sun: the Summer of San Martino. The work, by an anonymous author (perhaps by the Roman painter Gaspard Dughet, guest of Fabio della Corgna, who lived for a long time at the ducal court), shows at the bottom, on the left margin, the arms of Duke Fulvio II which joins with that of the Vagnucci family. In the image of the new coat of arms created by the author, the ducal crown dominates the Vagnucci bear, surrounded by eight red points of the cross of the Order of the Knights of Santo Stefano.

Via della Vittoria, angolo con via Cavour
Loc. Petrignano
Castiglione del Lago