Chiesa di San Michele al Pozzo Bianco, Bergamo

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San Michele al Pozzo Bianco is a church in the upper town of Bergamo, on a small piazza of the same name, near Porta Sant’Agostino, on Via Porta Dipinta. The church is now in a corner next to the frescoed house of the vicar, entered by a large rounded arch. The vicar's house has an external fresco attributed to Giacomo Scanardi.Founded in the 8th century, it was rebuilt many times over the centuries. The present façade is from the early 20th century. Much of the interior was rebuilt in the 15th century, and covered with frescoes in a style influenzed by Byzantine iconography. The chapel to the left, completed later, has a series of frescoed panels ‘’Scenes from the Life of The Virgin Mary’’ (1525), masterworks by Lorenzo Lotto. The central chapel and the one on the right is frescoed (1577) by Giovan Battista Guarinoni d'Averara. The latter chapel has a canvas Madonna and child with Saints Peter and Paul by Giovanni Paolo Lolmo.On the right wall, there is a Madonna of the Rosary and Saints by Enea Salmeggia and in the counterfacade, two frescoes by Antonio Cifrondi depicting Christ and the adulterous woman and the Last Supper. The crypt has 13th-century frescoes, and one of a Enthroned Madonna and Saints, attributed to Antonio Boselli.BibliographyAA.VV., Lombardia (esclusa Milano), Touring Club Editore, Milano 1999.
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  • This church is not far but is outside the circuit of the Center. So it glows should take coins. I didn't get loose, whereupon I went but I could not do a photo.
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  • This beautiful Church is located in via Porta Dipinta in Largo San Michele al Pozzo Bianco and is surrounded by other buildings. The original church of the Lombard period dates back to the 8th century, but there are very few tracks, it was rebuilt in the 12th and 13th centuries and then renovated in the fifteenth century. The façade and the Bell Tower were reconstructed in 1915. Inside the nave, divided into bays by pointed arches, walls and arches are adorned with votive frescoes of the fifteenth century. Other important works are present but worth to discover them by visiting this little "gem". For years because of its peculiarity is chosen by many couples to celebrate their weddings.
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  • I highly recommend visiting this church, in the upper town, leggrmente outside the traditional circuit. Inside is rich in vramente, of the lots. Recommended also come down. Before entering you must insert a coin to illuminate the frescoes. 2 euro well spent (with 3 lights up everything and "WINS" a music climate)
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  • Wonderful church, real architectural and cultural monument. You are going to find here stunning frescoes of XIV-XVI century. Admission is free but any donation are welcomed and highly appreciated. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light.
  • Beautiful Romanesque church with wonderful frescoes, probably one of the most beautiful and intimate of the upper town.
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  • Beautiful Romanesque church, small but very nice
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  • Small chest of every era, not only the famous frescoes by Lorenzo Lotto, but also the remains of a medieval 13th century final judgement on the counter-façade, that if it were not severely damaged by the idiocy of the mother superior who ordered far more famous examples today with rival evisceration.
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  • A church somewhat hidden but worth a visit for its frescoes dating back to different ages. Important the side chapel with frescoes of the lot on the life of Maria
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