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Abbazia di Santa Maria di Vezzolano, Albugnano
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Abbazia di Santa Maria di Vezzolano is located in Albugnano. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Albugnano holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Abbazia di Santa Maria di Vezzolano and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Abbazia di S. Maria di Vezzolano All’inizio non la vedi subito. Poi seguendo il piccolo sentiero segnalato dalle indicazioni la vedi apparire un po’ per volta. E subito ne rimani affascinato. Di sicur... read more »Abbey of s. Maria di Vezzolano at the beginning you don't see it right away. Then following the small path marked by the show look a bit at a time. And immediately there remain fascinated. For sure this Abbey is one of the most beautiful in Italy, not only for its Romanesque architecture with the Interior arches, typical of the neo-Gothic but also for the extraordinary works of art contained, as the triptych above the altar or the figures of the Annunciation to the sides of the window of the apse. Not to mention the columns and the extraordinary portile decorated with a double row of bas-reliefs, only one left Italy, separating the clergy from the rabble. From a side door you enter the cloister, one of the most beautiful in the whole Piedmont. On a wall is the famous painting of the rendezvous of Charlemagne with three skeletons. Of course, this meeting is one of the many legends arose around the birth of the Abbey but everything contributes to increase its charm. It is also heartbreaking to think that every painting, every statue, every sculpture is the work of anonymous artisans who did not leave their name in history but they donated, unknowingly, a great artistic legacy. We should not underestimate that over the centuries the Abbey has endured wars, insults, not least, that Napoleonic army which made the cloister barn. Really gorgeousshow original
Meravigliosa! Il pontile all'interno è veramente straordinario: prima di entrare in questa chiesa non sapevo neppure cosa fosse un pontile... Interessante la mostra sulla correlazione tra studi astron... read more »Wonderful! The Jetty inside is truly extraordinary: before entering this church I didn't even know what a pontoon ... Interesting view on the correlation between astronomical studies and orientation of medieval churchesshow original
Questa Abbazia è stata una splendida scoperta. Secondo la tradizione, Carlo Magno , dopo aver assistito ad una danza di scheletri, avrebbe sentito la necessità di fare qualche cosa di buono e di impor... read more »This Abbey was an awesome discovery. According to legend, Charlemagne, after witnessing a dance of skeletons, he felt the need to do something good and important and he built the Abbey of Santa Maria di Vezzolano. The Church was originally to have three naves, was walled up inside and open outside and enriched with beautiful frescos some static and the oldest, rear, where others appear perspective, chiaroscuro and a clear imprint of the Giotto school. The frescoes adorn the cloister, beautiful and surrounded by beautiful countryside. The façade has statues that originally were colorful and several columns. Very interesting the Interior is divided into two parts by a partition unique full of statues, at the top, with pointed arches at the bottom. Pass these on to admire a beautiful altar.show original
Massimiliano AimoneMasterpiece of Gothic architecture, cozy and pleasant to visit, from gape watching so much magnificence. Place of worship and peace, great listening to the silence of the cloister.show original
Gianfranco BoA masterpiece of art and medieval architecture not to be missed. Kudos to the volunteers holding open and provide guided tours of great quality.show original
Michelle SchiavoneBuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu I hate hershow original
Franco BoscoVery nice medieval Abbey, admission free. Wonderful the feeling of peace that reigns within.show original
Eric AccorneroGreat art and conservationshow original
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