2. Church of San Zenone
The church of San Zeno in Cologna, first mentioned in a parchment dated 10 July 1264, became an official chaplaincy (an altar dedicated to al member of the local community, whose bequest or donation financed the connected ecclesiastical institution and whose family was granted a right of patronage to it) in 1530 and then a “curazia” (a secondary church subordinate to a parish church) in 1749.The church was built in three separate moment since the thirteenth century and is dedicated to the bishop of Verona, Saint Zeno. You may notice some Romanesque elements, like the bell tower and the split windows in the facade, or the frescoes that appear inside and outside the building. A painted face behind the lodge is dated at the beginning of 1300.
Inside, in the western corner and on the north wall of the façade, a fifteenth century fresco cycle is conserved, with scenes of the crucifixion of Jesus and the tales of Santa Brigida, while on the south wall you can see a fresco depicting Adam and Eve in the earthly paradise, lying on the ground surrounded by herbs and flowers from which rises a tree with a coiled snake, the scene of the scourging of Jesus and the saints Catherine, Antonio Abate and San Bernardino. Below on the left is a picture of a praying young man wearing fifteenth century clothes.
The main altarpiece depicts the Virgin Mary with Child, characteristically resting her feet on a crescent moon, San Zeno, St. Valentine and St. Francis with the cross, by the seventeenth century artist Giovanni Antonio Italiani.The altarpiece on the left, attributed to an anonymous eighteenth century master, depicts the Virgin Mary and Child Enthroned in glory, St. Sebastian, St. Bernardino, St. Carlo Borromeo and St. Louis.
The altarpiece on the right depicts the Virgin Mary with the Saints Peter, Polo, Lucia, Margaret and Catherine. The altarpiece above the entrance to the sacristy, painted by Giovanni Antonio Italiani in the mid 1600s, depicts St. Anthony and the painter's client.