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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 chapel was built in the place where there was the sacristy of Santa Maria Maggiore, which was demolished to make room for the mausoleum. The façade is a gem for the richness of the decorations. Everything in the Tomb, also of considerable value, enhances the Colleoni and this annoys me a little about the visit, although you can't help but admire its beauty.
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  • Next to the Cathedral this Chapel very beautiful both inside and out has a golden statue of Colleoni. The visit is free and unfortunately we cannot take pictures, although personally I managed to elude the keeper!
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  • This church is more than 500 years old, but it still reveals the great skills of Italian painters at the time. Before the Church in great detail, with decoration that make it look 3D
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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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