The old church in Pozzo d’Adda

In April, 1990, when I moved to my house in Pozzo d’Adda, on the river Adda, middle way from Milano to Bergamo, the old church of Sant’Antonio Abate, built in the first half of XVII century, was a ruin, as it’s shown in the picture. All the authorization necessary to demolish it and to re-use the area for parking were already granted, however no action had been taken at that time. In 1992 the newly appointed parish rector, rev. Quirino Daniotti, was wondering how to save this building, that was the only remaining memory of the past in the village, so he appointed a Committee with myself to coordinate it. The main problem was the complete lack of funds for refurbishing works.

We started to request and obtain contributions from the Municipality, the Region, the CEI (Conferenza Episcopale Italiana), the CARIPLO (Cassa di Risparmio delle Province Lombarde), the works started in year 2000.

Duration of works was until 2006, since they were discontinued for financial reasons, however in 2006 we were able to inaugurate the hall, that is not anymore used as a church, but as multipurpose hall.

I am proud to have this work in my professional record, that includes two or three “missions impossible” that I have completed.

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