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Cappella Colleoni, Bergamo
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After his soldiers destroyed one church, Bartolomeo Colleoni, commander of the Republic of Venice, ordered the construction of Cappella Colleoni on the same site in 1472. The chapel combines Romanesque, medieval, and Gothic styles with a traditional Renaissance structure. The polychrome marble designs in red, white, and black, adorn the outside and embody its extravagance. Admire the exterior, then head inside to browse the collection of 18th-century artwork. You can also visit Colleoni's tomb on the wall facing the entrance. Pictures are not allowed inside. Put Cappella Colleoni on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bergamo trip itinerary planner.
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  • The exterior is impressive, but the interior is not far behind. It is the best of the Città alta in Bergamo, it is worth to spend a good time.
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  • Bartolomeo Colleoni, in his moment of glory, he cut down one side of the basilica of Santa maria maggiore and built against the same the his family grave. You enter through a railing in wrought iron, a true work of art. Of course, passing on the coat of arms must tap cancelled, the three balls. Unfortunately within is forbidden to photograph and even make video filming. Wonderful, inside the frescoes, an early work by Giambattista Tiepolo
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  • Fantastic Chapel in Bishop's square with two beautiful Lions at the entrance. The famous and glorious condottiere Bartolomeo Colleoni built this chapel for himself and his daughter. Beautiful marbles and frescoes
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  • Impressive architecture, must see in Bergamo.
  • A mausoleum built by Colleoni in the early 1400s! Do not miss the coat of arms on the gate
  • Beautiful, if you find it open entries: see. p.s. you can't take pictures
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  • Jewel of Renaissance architecture of our city, example of timeless beauty and elegance. Built as a funerary chapel for the great leader bergamasco Bartolomeo Colleoni. Here it keeps his grave with splendid sarcophagus and Equestrian statue and the most modest and touching his daughter Medea. The Spandrels of the vault frescoes of G.B. Tiepolo depict the virtues.
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  • Bartolomeo Colleoni mausoleum, designed by the same architect of the certosa di Pavia, great wealth of decorations in Vancouver.
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