Hamlet of Ponte Selva and Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The hamlet of Ponte Selva emerged in the late 19ᵗʰ century following the development of the textile industry linked to the Pozzi family, who had established their manufacturing facility nearby. These industrialists created a veritable workers’ village around the factory, complete with dormitories for the workers along with schools and nurseries for their children.

The Church of the Sacred Heart was established in the late 19ᵗʰ century as a private chapel of the Pozzi family. It assumed its current neo-Gothic appearance only in 1927, before becoming the church of the new parish of Ponte Selva in 1941.

The characteristics of this architectural style are clearly evident: turrets with spires above the entrance portal, a central rose window and pointed arches. Inside, there is still the altar that commemorates the Pozzi family.