Having given myself three whole days in Fidenza, I felt as if I could take my time exploring the city. Not having a car, I wasn’t going to take any long day trips, so I leisurely made my way around the town on foot. The Church of Sant’Antonio Abate was built by Antonian monks in the late 12th century. The building adjoining the church was used as a monastery, and as a hospital for pilgrims. While it is a bit of a walk from the city center, the Oratorio della Zappella is a lovely spot, and one that I recommend you visit, when in Fidenza. It is tiny! But, I found it utterly charming, and St. Francis stayed here, while making his way through Fidenza. After I paid a brief visit to the Oratory, I made my way back towards the center of town.The Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo is another impressive structure, located along the main shopping street in Fidenza. Nearby is the city’s public school.I ventured as far as the Chiesa Parrochiale di San Lionardo da Limoges, before turning around and heading back towards the center of town.
Next up: a visit to the famous Cathedral of Fidenza, and the Museo Diocesano, as well as a festival and party in the Piazza!
Note: this blog is written in English and Spanish, and the author takes no responsibility for the quality of any other translations which may appear.