Monday, April 18, 2011


A saint who lost his head and found it again.

Italian musician Angelo Branduardi dedicated his new single to the figure of St Gemolo.

St Gemolo is said to have survived his decapitation and, after collecting his head, climbed on horseback. He rode to meet his uncle, a bishop, on a small mountain before he finally died.

Carlo Cocquio. San Gemolo. 1964. Mosaic. Ganna, Varese, Italy.

Angelo Branduardi's new single, Gira la testa, from the album Così è se mi pare:

For more information: Cephalophoric Saints | Himerius of Bosto | Badia di Ganna | San Gemolo