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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo
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Built in the 12th century as a tribute to the Madonna, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore makes up part of the impressive architectural complex of Piazza Duomo. Designed by master builder Mastro Fredi from Campione, it stands over the site of a small church from the eighth century. With a Romanesque exterior and an interior decorated and filled with art from the Baroque era, this attraction wears its history on its sleeve. It may surprise visitors to find such a top attraction in the small city of Bergamo. If you're on a day trip from Milan, consider an all-day transportation pass for Bergamo. For Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and beyond, use our Bergamo trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Bergamo vacation.
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  • Is a place beautiful located in the city high of Bergamo, a place as of another era. Worth much the penalty knowing it!
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  • There are stories hidden in the bas-reliefs of the Basilica: the profile of the entrance line up men with horns, sticks and strings. It is a hunt in which the protagonists are the sounds and dogs: from afar the Huntsman blows his horn to make dogs, assaulting turns bears, wolves, deer. A pastor with a knotty stick oversees its few sheep, surrounded by the hubbub of the action. They scream the stones and the basilica is the soul if you stop to observe the message.
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  • Bergamo very authentic town-here is the Italy you want to visit. And the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore-leaves an imprint. And if the exterior Romanesque style don't care imagination, although it is certainly a beautiful building, the interiors are "brain explosion"! Here you can stay for hours, just sitting on a bench and looking at the murals, paintings and tapestries. You only need to change from time to time. The unsurpassable aura ... Super!
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  • Just amazing. Sit there for a while and just take in all the details.
  • Breathtaking basilica, will leave you speechless!
  • Really quite Impressive inside. Very well decorated!
  • In awe of the beauty of this place
  • La piu bella chiesa avevo mai visto