Church of St. Giuseppe a Cà Bianchi

In the old district of Cà Bianchi in Torre stands a charming little church dedicted to San Giuseppe on a superb balcony overlooking the Valmalenco and its peaks.
The church was built towards the end of the 16th century. The architecture is fairly unusual for the Valley: a beautiful portico, supported by robust pillars precedes the façade. The latter has a beautiful seventeenth century stone portal, two traditional side windows and a lovely round window above the portal. The belfry of the bell tower rises high on the right-hand side.

Inside, the church is almost bare: a large, painted, 19th century, wooden crucifix towers above the entrance to the minute presbytery, the vault of which has octagonal frescoes depicting cherubs and the four Doctors of the Church, which can be dated back to the 19th century.
The back wall is decorated with an elaborate ancon with caryatids, cherubs and spirals, containing a badly damaged canvas portraying the em>Madonna, Child and San Giuseppe with San Carlo at their feet (18th century).


  • Mario Gianasso (edited by), Guida turistica della provincia di Sondrio, in “ 2nd edition, Sondrio, Banca Popolare di Sondrio, 2000, pp. 200-201;