Basilica di San Carpoforo Como


Built on a structure dedicated to Mercury and pagan cults. The first bishop of Como Felice changed the temple dedicated to a Christian church, in which he placed the mortal remains of Carpoforo. Located on the ancient Roman road connecting Como to Milan, the church of the 11th century shows a basilica plan with three naves interrupted by a transept nearly in the middle of their length. The eastern part is made up of a large apse with richly decorated walls, a crypt in the basement and two side apses; furthermore, over the presbytery, a raised roof made up a second pseudo-transept. Heavily altered during the centuries, the church was restored in the 19th century but it has not recovered the integrity of the original building.

Basilica di San Carpoforo
Via San Carpoforo, Como CO 22100