Tourist Attraction in Montodine: Chiesa Santa Maria Maddalena
Church from the Middle Ages, at the time 1720 had connected the cemetery. The current church is turned to the west and not east as it should be. This is because, the church would have given its back to the square. To build it in this way, a special permit was requested from the Rome curia. Built in the years 1726 and 1731 in the center of the village, almost certainly designed by the architect Giovanni Battista Donati of Lugano. the church was managed by the Confraternita del Sacramento. The church of Santa Maria Maddalena presents itself to the tourist, with its majestic baroque façade, full of cornices, friezes and columns and is considered the most beautiful example of 18th century sacred architecture in the territory. The interior of the church, rectangular in shape, without transept, and a single central nave with overlapping groove, open in the form of loggias to hold statues. The ceiling is built with a single vault, interrupted by large arches. The interior in the side chapels painted by the Galliari brothers in 1760 (chapels of the Madonna and the Crucifix) and by their trevigliese follower Orlando Bencetti in 1782 (chapels now dedicated to the Sacred Heart and to the purging Souls). The church is also rich in paintings from the Cremasca school from the 5th to the 18th century. Remarkable is a painting by Carlo Urbino depicting the deposition of Jesus from the cross. The façade, an imposing central portal and two smaller side doors. Next to the church in 1755 was built the bell tower, square base with a side of six and a half meters. From the previous church, you can still see the well of the old square incorporated in the chapel dedicated to the Sacred Heart located inside the church on the left. Found during the excavations. In 2018 the church was chosen by the director Luca Guadagnino to shoot scenes from the film "Chiamami col mio nome", awarded for the best non-original screenplay at the Oscar 2018 thanks to James Ivory.