Chiesa Di San Giuseppe

Chiesa Di San Giuseppe, Alba: Address, Phone Number, Chiesa Di San Giuseppe Reviews: 4/5

Chiesa Di San Giuseppe
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RuthCuritiba_Brazil
Curitiba, Brazil107 contributions
art work
Nov 2019
I don't think this functions as a church any more but we were there for a musical concert. It has so much to admire inside and the music was lovely too.
Written 18 November 2019
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Patrick R
Fayence, France248 contributions
This is a very well preserved gem
Oct 2017 • Couples
We were astounded by the high quality of the restoration. The frescoes and murals were in very good condition, the wood work around the altar was superbly restored and the vaults are worth a visit. The church is small and friendly. Whitebeard83
Written 1 November 2017
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Don B
Sydney, Australia4,906 contributions
Interesting experience
Jun 2016 • Couples
Most people visit this church because its tower is open to the public for 1 Euro and offers great views over Alba. Its crypt contains Roman ruins as well. What I liked best about it were the dioramas illustrating events in the life of Christ. These are found in the apse behind the high altar. They are very finely made and beautifully lit. Worth a visit.
Written 30 August 2016
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Veni_bibi_edi
Cirencester, UK319 contributions
Climb to the top and then go down
Oct 2015 • Family
This old church offers climbs of its tower for one euro per person. It is a great experience going up the old stone staircase and then at the top one is rewarded by views over the town and adjacent area.
On returning to the bottom you can go downstairs to get an idea of the history of the church from excavations that have been made.
Our most recent trip to this church was during the Truffle Fair when there are concerts on Sunday mornings. We enjoyed an hour's sublime piano playing.
Written 29 October 2015
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Gianmaria G
The Hague, The Netherlands63 contributions
Nice bonus
Oct 2015 • Family
If you're in Alba, this church is a nice bonus to the rest. The Alba Music Festival often has concerts in it, both in the morning and in the evening. The church itself is fairly small and bare, though the ceiling is filled with frescoes. For a symbolic 1€ you can climb up to the bell tower and/or descend to the roman ruins. It's really close to the main piazza, so it's worth the two steps it takes to get to it.
Written 15 October 2015
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ohiorose58
cleveland56 contributions
Music and Atmosphere
Jun 2015 • Couples
This church is not like any other I have seen. It is more plain than ostentatious. History is in layers here like many places and the colors are a bit faded, but we were here to listen to music and the music added much to the atmosphere and pleasure.

I highly recommend attending the music festival. Most events are free and the quality of music superb.
Written 25 June 2015
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FASttRaveller77
Rotterdam, The Netherlands213 contributions
:-) Charming place, throw in a tower and a museum for 1 euro!
Aug 2014 • Couples
We visited Alba and Asti on the same day. Of course we arrived in Alba after lunch, so everything was closed. We know this, but still we manage to plan it :p
Anyway, we decided to make the most of it. Alba was deserted, excerpt for a few crazy tourists, and other than a bar and a few shops, there wasn't much.

We found this church, Chiesa Di San Giuseppe, as one of the main religous attractions. It opened not before 13:30 of 14:00, so we decided to wait. A good 15 minutes late the church opened. We were friendly welcomed, together with 2 other enthousiasts. The church is interesting, split in multiple rooms/areas. For 1 euro you can visit the museum and bell tower. I can't recommend the tower if you're a bit claustrofobic or collapsostairofobic (the partly wooden stairs were solid I'm sure). Once at the top, it was... great? You can touch the bell, take a picture with it, but looking around is hard as it's completely fenced (aww too bad). I bumped my head a few times (ah well). (My girlfriend was exhilirated ;-))

Go down the stairs and pay a visit to the Roman ruins in the underground museum. All in Italian, no idea what is says. This could be a major attraction if they put some work in it!

Alba at night seems to be great, and it's restaurants too. Next time!
Written 28 December 2014
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